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Centennial News

March 23, 2015
(Star)Gazing Into the Past
To celebrate National Park Week as well as participate in the "Find Your Park" campaign, we are excited to host our first ever astronomy event at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.

March 05, 2015
Channel Islands National Park Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Opening of New Ocean Exhibit and Photographic Collection
Today, Channel Islands National Park announces the opening of a new ocean exhibit in the lookout tower at the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center in Ventura Harbor. A new ocean photographic collection is also now on display in the visitor center auditorium.

March 05, 2015
Charles Young 151st Birthday Commemoration
Help us celebrate the 151st birthday of Colonel Charles Young.

February 25, 2015
Cal and National Parks Start Second Century of Science
The University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the National Park Service and the National Geographic Society, look toward the 2016 National Park Service Centennial with “Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century,” a summit initiating the science emphasis of the parks celebration. The conference takes place March 25-27 on the Berkeley campus.

February 19, 2015
President Obama Announces Every Kid in a Park Initiative
The Obama administration is embarking upon a new "Every Kid in a Park" initiative to help the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates make personal connections to America's public lands. The immediate goal of the initiative is to provide an opportunity for each 4th grade student across the country to experience their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

February 02, 2015
Steamtown NHS Announces President’s Budget to Request $3 billion for National Park Service
President Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2016 – the centennial year of the National Park Service – includes $3 billion for the bureau's critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission. The budget boosts the National Park Service's essential programs and operational needs by $432.9 million.

February 02, 2015
President's Budget Request Boosts Support for NPS Centennial Initiative
President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2016, the centennial year of the National Park Service, includes $3 billion for the bureau’s critical conservation, preservation, and recreation mission. The budget boosts the National Park Service’s essential programs and operational needs by $432.9 million.

January 27, 2015
America’s National Parks and America’s New Year Celebration Team Up for Adventure in 2016
The National Park Service and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced a collaboration between the two organizations, in honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016. The "Find Your Adventure" theme is a nod to "Find Your Park," a two year public engagement campaign in which the NPS and National Park Foundation aim to increase awareness and excitement about the centennial celebration.

January 20, 2015
National Endowment for the Arts Grant Opportunities Announced
An exciting new arts grant initiative has been announced that jointly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service. The initiative, called "Imagine Your Parks," unites the mission of the two agencies to promote and protect the nation's natural and cultural treasures.

August 25, 2014
Celebrate the National Park Service’s 98th Birthday!
Today the National Park Service celebrates its 98th birthday and, along with the National Park Foundation, begins the countdown to its 100th anniversary in 2016 with an entrance fee-free day at all national parks, a host of exciting events across the country, and the launch of a new Centennial logo.