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. Sitka 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!
Sitka National Historical Park partnered this year with Sitka Public Health, Sitka Community Hospital and Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium to implement a Park Prescriptions program for the community of Sitka. The program is designed to help healthcare providers prescribe outdoor activity to their patients in order to improve the overall health and wellbeing of our local community. Read more
In keeping with the Arts Afire Call to Action Initiative (#10), the Student Art Apprentice pilot program at Sitka National Historical Park showcases the meaning of Alaska’s oldest park to new audiences through a rich tradition of visual arts. Four local high school students apprenticed with local Native artists to learn and demonstrate traditional and contemporary metal working, cedar basket weaving and wood carving. Read more