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. Salem Maritime National Historic Site 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!
For the last two years the education staff of Salem Maritime National Historic Site have been on a mission to demonstrate the benefits of place-based learning to hundreds of teachers and students throughout Essex County, Massachusetts. Read more
National Heritage Areas in five states are implementing a number of innovative education, recreation, and interpretation programs this year thanks to almost $60,000 in special project funds made available by the NPS Northeast Region's NHA Program Office. Read more
Scientists, technicians and Salem Maritime National Historic Site managers have taken a long look at natural, cultural and historic resources in their care and summarized their findings in a first-of-its kind "State of the Park" report. Read more
Essex National Heritage Area, in partnership with Salem Maritime National Historic Site and other local organizations, continues to engage local youth through a variety of programs including the Youth Summer Job Corps and a unique educational venture for middle school students of Dominican heritage exploring the historic and modern connections between Salem and the Caribbean. Read more