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 FindYourPark.com.

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. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

 

Experiences 

  • Explore a Wilderness of Stars

    A very starry night sky over a row of peaks.

    Dark skies over the Sierra Nevada and in other remote areas offer the gift of stars. The universe spreads far and wide over your head for your delight and contemplation. Read more

  • Pick a Peak

    Great Western Divide seen from Moro Rock

    Climb the historic staircase up a granite dome to see the Sierra Nevada's Great Western Divide. Ten of its peaks are over 13,500 feet tall! Read more

  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    A person stands on a peak in awe of the huge wild mountain landscape before her.

    The Sierra Nevada, called the "range of light" by naturalist John Muir, reaches its highest crest in the wilderness of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Its trails beckon visitors with trails of varying scenery and levels of challenge. The mountains are calling -- go! Read more

  • Visit a Restored Mountain Meadow

    A green meadow surrounded by sequoia trees

    Meadows and wetlands provide critical habitat for wildlife and delightful views for us! Visit a meadow that was rescued from death by a fascinating restoration effort in Sequoia National Park employees and volunteers. Read more

  • Walk Among Giants

    Sequoia trees tower over a person on a trail.

    The world's largest trees offer many experiences and lessons as you move among them. Miles of trail through numerous sequoia groves reveal varying views of these majestic beings. Read more



Call to Action Projects 

  • Playing it Safe in Sequoia and Kings Canyon

    Trail crew members remove rockfall on a cliffside trail.

    The statistics are simply stated: These parks have trained over 200 employees in the 16-hour Operational Leadership course. Significant coordination and commitment lies behind these numbers, but the payoff is well worth it. Read more

  • Got Information?

    An upright orientation exhibit near a granite staircase

    Orientation, interpretation, and safety information increased dramatically in quality and availability this year, thanks to investments in updating and upgrading dozens of wayside exhibits throughout the parks. Read more

  • Interns in the Parks

    Interns stand smiling at the edge of a lake

    Ten interns from nine different colleges participated in the parks internship program this year. Each student worked hard to learn about and contribute to various park programs, ranging from wilderness and air quality to archival work and ecological restoration. Read more

  • Engaging Youth through Service and Learning

    Two girls add a top railing to an outdoor exhibit

    More than 200 young people from 16 organizations camped, worked on service projects, and participated in park activities this summer, thanks to the efforts of two seasonal youth-leadership liaisons for the Volunteer-in-Parks program. The liaisons focused on engaging under-served youth in volunteer projects that included opportunities for learning and focused on developing values, conservation awareness, and citizen stewardship. Read more

  • Accessible Interpretation

    An exhibit panel in a sequoia grove that shows cones of different tree species

    Two projects moved these parks ahead in the accessibility arena: A new type of tactile exhibit was installed along a fabulous trail among giant sequoias, and audio-visual programs offer options that increase their availability to all. Read more

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