Yellowstone Joins FindYourPark Program
Yellowstone National Park joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched yesterday by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.
Find Your Park invites the public to see that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history in communities nationwide.
“Find Your Park” is also the theme for this year’s National Park Week, April 18 – 26. To celebrate National Park Week and National Junior Ranger Day, Yellowstone staff will provide distance learning and in-park programs, as well as visit regional schools and outreach events. Expedition Yellowstone will host four schools for multiday curriculum-based programs. Park rangers will attend numerous events including Earth Day celebrations in regional towns, the Kyi Yo PowWow in Missoula, a Chicks in Science event in Billings, and a Junior Archeologist Day in Bozeman.
During National Park Week, all youth coming to the park will have the opportunity to earn the National Junior Ranger patch. These patches will be available by participating in ranger led activities or completing the Yellowstone Junior Ranger paper.
“As the nation’s first national park, Yellowstone is a prime location to celebrate National Park Week,” said acting Yellowstone Superintendent Steve Iobst. “Come find your park and help build the next generation of supporters and advocates.”