NPS Centennial

"Sanctuary" was penned in honor of the National Park Service Centennial by Cape Cod National Seashore Ranger Jenna B. Sammartino. Musical composer David Cohen was commissioned to create a composition of the same name that blended words and music. The piece was performed by the Cape Symphony Orchestra as the finale in a celebratory concert on August 25, 2016.
The Carnival of the (National Park) Animals
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 (and 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!


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