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. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park 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!
Staff at the George Rogers Clark National Park used an exceptional way to tell the park's story. In partnership with WVUB in Vincennes (91.1) and 26 students of Vincennes Rivet Middle/High School, park personnel created an innovative public service program for February. Read more
The night sky has fascinated mankind for millennia. Men and machines have been sent to explore its greatest depths to learn more about its wonders. When kids are asked what their favorite part of science is, they usually respond with astronomy. What can people learn from the night sky? How does mankind explore its depths? 35 kids and just as many adults journeyed to George Rogers Clark National Historical Park on September 22 to find out. Read more
The George Rogers Clark NHP and the Knox County Public Library worked together on an innovative program during the summer of 2012. Planning began in January, with programs developed on topics such as: “Being a Ranger,” “Archaeology,” “Visit the Grand Canyon,” and The Web of Life.” The program included a variety of handson activities including: trying on elements of the ranger uniform, performing a mock archaeological dig, among others. Read more