NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial preparations. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Fire Island National Seashore is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!



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Call to Action Projects 

  • Highlighting Local History

    Boat on Patchogue River

    Visitors step back in time to the heyday of boat building on the Patchogue River at a special exhibit at Fire Island National Seashore's Patchogue Watch Hill Ferry Terminal exploring the river's connection to the Great South Bay and Fire Island through vintage photographs and postcards, historic maps, and memorabilia. Read more

  • Artist-in-Residence on Fire Island

    Artwork by 2015 Artist-in-Residence Ana Golichi

    Today there are more than 50 Artist-in-Residence programs in national parks across the United States, one of which is located on Fire Island National Seashore. Read more

  • A Climate Friendly Seashore

    A Fire Island National Seashore staff member uses green cleaning solution to clean a window.

    To keep its facilities climate friendly, Fire Island National Seashore uses green cleaning products and energy efficient lighting, streamlined its waste disposal program, and eliminated idling. Read more

  • A Coastal Classroom: Reaching the Next Generation of Park Stewards

    Students use a magnifying glass to take a closer look at sand grains.

    New Common CORE-aligned activities and an Educator's Resource Guide help connect teachers and students to Fire Island National Seashore's nationally significant natural and cultural features. Free teacher workshops and education materials further enhance the Seashore's education program, and strive to reach the next generation of national park stewards. Read more

  • Fire Island Treks & Hikes Foster Healthy Exploration of Seashore

    Group with day packs hike along boardwalk trail through swale between dunes.

    Fire Island National Seashore's wide range of outdoor activities, especially its 3-day, 21-mile Fire Island Trek, provide a diverse place-based interplay of recreation, natural history and cultural history, with a lingering sense of spiritual renewal. Promotion of these programs to local citizens helps increase their awareness of the value of parks to improve health and well-being. Read more

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