National Park Service Centennial
There are more than 400 national park sites in the United States. They include parks, battlefields, monuments, seashores, historic sites, and recreation areas that are nationally significant. For 99 years the National Park Service has preserved these places because they are important to our nation.
The arrowhead is the symbol of the National Park Service. It is a reminder of the culture and history national parks protect. Each image in the arrowhead represents something protected by the National Park Service.
Fill in the blank with the correct word: arrowhead, sequoia tree, mountain, lake, bison
Create Your Own Arrowhead
Every place the National Park Service protects is unique, but all are managed by the overarching purpose “… to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
Pretend you’ve been hired to design a custom symbol just for your local park. What things will you choose to represent each of the five elements?
Last updated: November 17, 2016