These short poems were crafted to accompany the Cape Symphony Orchestra's performance of the Camille Saint-Saëns piece, The Carnival of the Animals, during the National Park Service Centennial event at Cape Cod National Seashore on August 25, 2016. The original species selected by Saint-Saëns were replaced by animals found in national parks, and the traditional introductions penned by Ogden Nash were traded for these written by Sue Moynihan.
The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!
The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.
National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Cape Cod National Seashore was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!
May 17-19, 2016. A three day youth climate change program at Cape Cod National Seashore ended with 97 students energized and inspired to return to their homes, schools, and communities to take action to reduce their carbon footprints and educate others to do the same. Read more
On June 25, 2016 Cape Cod National Seashore hosted their 11th annual Highlands Fest at the former North Truro Air Force Station. This year’s “Spreading Wings” theme was inspired by the Highlands Center’s location atop dramatic sea cliffs and vital stop for birds traveling the Atlantic Flyway. Read more
During the week of April 11th Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod and Cape Cod National Seashore teamed up for National Volunteer Week with the common goal to “protect, preserve, and prepare our park” for the National Park Service centennial year. Read more
Over 300 families and children turned out for Cape Cod's Junior Ranger "Touch a Truck" event on April 20. In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, all five divisions of the seashore collaborated to offer this event which showcased vehicles and equipment used to accomplish park work. Read more
Through a new partnership with Cape Cod Healthcare, visitors and residents met up with medical professionals at Cape Cod National Seashore trailheads to kick start their way to a healthy lifestyle. Participants work with doctors to track their progress using a passport book and maps of five self-guided trails to work towards their personal health goals and some fun rewards. Read more