National Park Service Centennial Launches with FindYourPark.com; Anza Trail Webinars April 21 & 23
by Hale Sargent, Anza Trail Interpretive Specialist
The National Park Service Centennial kicks off April 2, 2015, with the launch of a new movement: Find Your Park.
From now through the end of 2016, we are welcoming our second century with a celebration of all parks in all their forms.
FindYourPark.com recognizes that a park can be a place, a feeling, or even a state of mind. What does "park" mean to you?
Perhaps nothing captures the Find Your Park spirit greater than the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. The Anza Trail means many things to many people, and our partners include an amazing variety of park volunteers and professionals: city, state, county, and regional parks; preservation programs; historic sites; trail planners; nonprofit organizations; Federal agencies; individual volunteers; museums; historical societies; youth groups; equestrian groups; and many more.
FindYourPark.com is the primary portal for the National Park Service Centennial. You are invited to post your park events, experiences, and stories. First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, along with five celebrity ambassadors, are on hand to help amplify our message.
Many partners. One goal.
You only turn 100 once. FindYourPark.com opens up our centennial celebration to all, but how do we make our commemorations are more than just a party?
For us, every single centennial activity points back to the same underlying goal: to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates.
The National Park Service Centennial and FindYourPark.com are opportunities for all of us to introduce the scope and depth of experience that parks provide. After all, will our parks have a future if the next generation finds them irrelevant?
Through its partners, the Anza Trail can become a platform to the next generation for recreation, education, leadership, and engagement on the important issues of our day.
We look forward to making this happen alongside you, our friends and partners. The time is here. As Anza might say, "Everyone mount up! Vayan subiendo!"
Webinars to Get Us Started
The Anza Trail invites you to a live webinar during National Park Week 2015. Join us to learn more about the National Park Service Centennial, including tools you can leverage to bring this national spotlight onto your sites and projects. We are offering the webinar twice. Follow the links below to register, or contact 415-623-2344 to learn more.
Webinar: You, the Anza Trail, and the National Park Service Centennial
Tuesday, April 21 at 11AM Pacific Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/195771709363642626
Thursday, April 23 at 2:30PM Pacific Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1526608488996265474
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join the webinar. Upon joining the webinar, attendees will receive a unique toll free number to dial for audio.
FindYourPark.com is the portal for the National Park Service Centennial