Singers Mary Lambert & Bella Thorne Participating in #FindYourPark Campaign
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:03:40
Parks rule! Don't snooze on 'em or ignore them.
The National Park Service is kicking off the #FindYourPark campaign, inviting a new generation to discover the more than 400 parks across the United States as part of the Centennial Celebration in 2016.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Mrs. Laura Bush will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs for the 100 year celebration.
Additionally, five celebrity Centennial ambassadors, including Mary Lambert, as well as Bella Thorne, Bill Nye, Terrence J, and Roselyn Sanchez, are taking part in the movement.
#FindYourPark invites the public to see that a national park is more than just 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 National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture and history in communities nationwide. Further, Find Your Park encourages people to find their own personal connections within the network of national parks and public lands.
"I am thrilled to be serving as the honorary co-chair of the National Parks Centennial Celebration with First Lady Laura Bush. Since the launch of Let's Move! Outside in 2010, the National Park Foundation has been encouraging kids and families to get active, get outside, and take advantage of America's great outdoors," said First Lady Michelle Obama. "I look forward to celebrating the National Park Service's 100th anniversary and encouraging people across the country to 'Find Your Park,' whether it's in your backyard, in your hometown, or in one of our beautiful national parks."
"From Acadia National Park on the East Coast, to Yosemite on the West; from Glacier National Park in the North, to Big Bend in the South; I've collected national parks like stamps. I've even lived in a national park, the White House," said Mrs. Laura Bush. "Our national parks are the treasures of our country. I am happy to celebrate 100 years of America's best idea, our national parks. I invite all Americans to join me in Find Your Park."
As co-chairs, Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Bush will engage young Americans, connecting them with parks and National Park Service programs, and encouraging them to share Find Your Park stories and experiences.
Parks are fun to play, walk, kiss and perform in, right?
Visit NPS.gov to learn more about parks!