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Saturday Evening Programs in September Celebrate National Parks

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Date: September 8, 2009
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363

A truly American and democratic idea, National Parks were called “our best idea” by Pulitzer Prize winning author Wallace Stegner. Saturday evenings in September, Rocky Mountain National Park will celebrate our National Parks. All programs are held at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at 7:00 p.m. and are free.

Saturday, September 12 – Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is where it all began. Come explore the richness of scenery, geology, wildlife, and history found in our first national park. The evening will also include a sneak peak of the upcoming PBS film series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

Saturday, September 19 – Untold Stories of the National Parks
The National Parks preserve many unique places. Discover some of the lesser known stories from our National Parks, from unexpected patrollers of early Yosemite National Park, to ways in which city kids are being introduced to our National Parks today.

Saturday, September 26 – Highlights from The National Parks: America’s Best Idea
Ken Burns’ newest documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, premieres on PBS Sunday, September 27. See a preview of this 12-hour, 6-part film series, which explores the history of the National Parks and celebrates the stories of the countless people who helped create and preserve them for future generations.

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206.

Did You Know?

A photo of arrowheads that archeologists found in the park.

The area now known as Rocky Mountain National Park has been occupied by human beings for 10,000 years. Archeologists have found more than 300 prehistoric sites at elevations ranging from 8,000 to 13,000 feet above sea level. More...