Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Plans Underway
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Come learn about Rocky Mountain National Park's exciting Centennial plans and how you can get involved on Wednesday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m. Anniversary Coordinator Barbara Scott will provide an update at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The year-long Centennial Celebration will kick-off on September 4, 2014, the 99th anniversary of Rocky's dedication as a national park. A Re-Dedication Ceremony will bring the celebration to an end on September 4, 2015.
Rocky Mountain National Park staff, park partners, individuals, businesses, and organizations from surrounding communities are brainstorming and planning educational programs, products, and special events to celebrate 100 years of Rocky Mountain National Park history, relationships, and connections.
Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th Anniversary Celebration will encourage people to rediscover and reconnect with the wilderness, wildlife, and wonder that have inspired and continue to inspire visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park. How would you celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park's Centennial? What kinds of events or programs would you like to see put on by your local organizations? Rocky Mountain National Park encourages you to think about ways you can connect with the natural and cultural history of the park through activities that engage and appeal to a variety of audiences. Will you host a poetry contest or a centennial concert? A children's play? Maybe a hiking challenge or a bird watching seminar?
Please join us on Wednesday, March 12. Centennial celebrations only come around every one hundred years, don't let this one pass you by! -NPS-
Did You Know?
The oldest rocks in the park are metamorphic (biotite schist and gneiss) estimated at 1.7 billion years old, making them some of the oldest rocks within the National Park System.