April: In Case You Missed It

April 30, 2015Rocío LowerNPF Blog

If you spent the month enjoying spring in the great outdoors, you may have missed some exciting happenings around here! Let’s revisit some of April’s news before we all go sprinting into May, shall we?

Trail Talkin’ on the Blog

In honor of Mother’s Day (friendly reminder: it’s just around the corner, on May 10!), National Park Foundation staffer Liz Gustafson shared memories of enjoying national parks with her mom, aunt, and grandmother. Be sure to share your memories with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr using the #MacysLovesMom hashtag!

Ever consider how a park can challenge you to grow, be it physically or mentally?    

Or how volunteering in parks can leave its mark on you and future generations?

Hot Off the Press

We hit the road with a virtual tour this month to take the #FindYourPark movement to the people! Have you uploaded your story on findyourpark.com yet?

We also announced a unique partnership with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hitRECord. He posted this awesome video inviting park lovers to share their national park-inspired art. 

And as the #FindYourPark movement took off, we posted nine great ways to take advantage of National Park Week to find your park.

We announced a three-year collaboration with Disney to get 500,000 kids into national parks by 2017.

And lastly, we were thrilled to share news of David Rubenstein’s $5.37M gift to restore the iconic U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

Gettin’ Social with It

This month, national park fans were all about celebrating John Muir!

On Facebook, the community engaged most with a post about Muir’s birthday.

While on Twitter, fans enjoyed an iconic Muir quote reminding us to enjoy a few dirt paths along the way.

And our Instagram followers enjoyed this snapshot of the Colorado River from Grand Canyon’s South Kaibab Trail.

What about you? Are you sharing shots of your favorite moments and memories in national parks with us online? We’re out and about, playing on the interwebs in all of the fun places! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Google+. We’d love to hear from you!


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