NPS Centennial

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. North Cascades National 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!


Call to Action Projects 

Centennial Event / Program Plan

Centennial Event / Program Plan July - September Events (June 2016) (50 KB pdf)
The Centennial Event / Program Plan flyer provides information and dates for events and programs during the NPS Centennial. Dates will be updated as known.

Event / Program Highlights

Centennial Andy Porter Photography Workshop: Join photographer Andy Porter for a "How to Compose and Awesome Nature Image" workshop to learn the basics of setting up an image for any skill and any camera.

Centennial Andy Porter Photography Night Skies Workshop: Join photographer Andy Porter after dark and learn “How to Capture Images of the Milky Way”. Participants need to bring: DSLR camera, tripod, wide angle lens (14 mm-24 mm is optimal, but any will work), cable release (or any remote shutter release), and headlamp/flashlight.

Music in the American Wild: Join the touring celebration of the 2016 centennial. Eleven composers and seven performers are coming together to create and perform a new opus of inherently American music inspired by our national parks during the summer of 2016.

Centennial Andy Porter Program: Join photographer Andy Porter on a photo tour to discover some of the most remote (and not so remote!) corners of North Cascades National Park.

Sing Across America: Experience a concert including a song composed especially for the NPS Centennial.

NPS centennial storycorps

Image by StoryCorps

StoryCorps NPS Centennial
StoryCorps preserves and shares humanity's stories to build connections between people. StoryCorps NPS Centennial shares stories of the National Park Service during the centennial celebration. Have a listen.

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