Centennial News

May 27, 2015
Astronomers to Provide Free Telescope Viewing at Grand Canyon National Park, June 13-20
The twenty-fifth annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held from Saturday, June 13 through Saturday, June 20, 2015 on the South and North rims of Grand Canyon National Park.

May 19, 2015
Night-Time Bat Adventure
Holy nocturnal-flying-mammal-detection-program, Batman!!! Join us for a night-time program dedicated to the world of these unique social creatures.

May 13, 2015
Music in the Park Series Begins
In celebration of the upcoming 100th birthday of the National Park Service, the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve will begin a free concert series in the park.

May 11, 2015
Find Your Park After Dark, Experience the Night Sky at Sleeping Bear Dunes
The sky is the limit at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore). Join park rangers and astronomers from the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS) on Saturday, May 23 at the Dune Climb. On this day, two events offer opportunities to view the sky.

May 07, 2015
Guided Hike at Hopeton Earthworks
Join NPS rangers on a guided tour of the Hopeton Earthworks. This is a great chance to visit a site that is not normally open to the public.

April 23, 2015
National Park Service Announces Centennial Challenge Projects
The National Park Service received a $10 million congressional appropriation that was matched with $15.9 million from more than 90 partner organizations. The 106 projects, located at more than 100 parks in 31 states and the District of Columbia, are designed to improve visitor services, support outreach to new audiences, and leverage partnerships to reinvigorate national parks while forging connections with communities.

April 23, 2015
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – The National Park Service issued a permit to Scuba Training and Technology, April 15, authorizing the company to provide dive tours of B-29 Superfortress Bomber that is submerged within Lake Mead.

April 17, 2015
Fourth Thursday in History: 13th Annual High School Local History Smackdown Approaches!
The Smackdown is part of the Fourth Thursday in History series, which presents public talks about important aspects of Copper Country and regional history, including techniques for preserving photos, artifacts, and even buildings.

April 16, 2015
"Plant Your Park" Volunteer Project at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Starts Off Celebration of National Parks
On Saturday April 25th help the National Park Service plant trees around the historic site commemorating Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States.

April 16, 2015
Find Your Park During National Park Week
From April 18 through 26, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will host National Park Week. This year’s theme, “Find Your Park,” invites people everywhere to be a part of the Find Your Park movement and discover their own unique connections to parks and the programs managed by the National Park Service.

April 14, 2015
Hike Harpers Ferry!
In conjunction with the "Find Your Park" campaign, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has introduced a new program, "Hike Harpers Ferry," to encourage park visitors to explore the heritage and dramatic landscapes of the park.

April 08, 2015
Entrance Fee Wiaved at Point Park First Weekend of National Park Week
To encourage all Americans to visit and find their national parks, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will waive the entrance fee to enter Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, during the first weekend of National Park Week, from Saturday, April 18 through Sunday, April 19, 2015.

April 06, 2015
National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone to Find Your Park
Tumacácori joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com

April 03, 2015
Desert View Watchtower Hosts Second Annual Cultural Demonstration Series
Local artisans will share their culture and crafts with Grand Canyon National Park visitors at the Desert View Watchtower.

April 03, 2015
Volunteers Needed for Namekagon River Cleanup on April 25
Celebrate National Park Week by helping the National Park Service and Namekagon River Partnership clean up the Namekagon River on Saturday, April 25.

April 02, 2015
Valley Forge National Historical Park Joins National Find Your Park Movement
Find Your Park at Valley Forge National Historical Park during National Park Week, April 19-25. Participate in the 10th Annual Revolutionary 5-mile Run®, join a bird walk, and bring the family to Junior Ranger Day.

April 02, 2015
National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone To Find Your Park
The Natchez Trace Parkway joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. A hands-on event designed to help people find their park and to promote an interest in the natural world will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, MS.

April 02, 2015
Catoosa County Schools Receive Transportation Funding to visit the Park
Eastern National Bookstore, a partner of the National Park Service, presented a check to the Catoosa County Public Schools on Monday, March 23, 2015, that will assist schools with transportation costs for students to visit Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

April 02, 2015
NPS and NPF Launch Find Your Park Virtual View Tour, Connecting People with Parks Across The Country
New Find Your Park Virtual View Kiosks enable visitors to explore America’s natural, historical and cultural treasures in advance of National Park Service’s Centennial Celebration in 2016.

April 02, 2015
Find Your Park announced at Keweenaw National Historical Park
Keweenaw National Historical Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.