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Latest National Parks Stories

2012-08-20 02:26:56

VIENNA, Va., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts will premiere Face of America: Spirit of South Florida on September 8 for one night only in its seventh installment of the world renowned series, which showcases the harmony between artistic expression and our country's natural treasures. Face of America: Spirit of South Florida uses the performing arts to explore the unique landscapes and the diverse cultures of Biscayne National Park, Big Cypress...

2012-05-22 06:24:37

MCLEAN, Va., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY and National Geographic Channel have partnered on a special tabloid edition: Your Guide to the National Parks. The special edition captures the beauty and majesty of the parks in words and photos. The 64-page all color special edition includes: A guest essay by noted documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on how visits to national parks bond families in warm memories. Burns produced the PBS series The National Parks: America's Best Idea in...

2011-11-04 13:31:00

Renowned choreographer David Parsons commissioned by Wolf Trap Foundation to portray unique spirit of Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Everglades National Park. Site-specific dance filmed in the parks this week for world premiere of Face of America: Spirit of South Florida at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts on September 8, 2012 -Photos, video footage, and interviews available upon request- VIENNA, Va., Nov. 4,...

2010-02-26 08:00:00

ROCKFORD, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrell and National Park Foundation are proud to kick off the third annual Junior Ranger Essay Contest asking kids: If you were a National Park Ranger for a day, how would you describe the national parks to someone who's never been before? Essays must be no more than 500 words and winners will be selected based on originality, clarity and effectiveness of style and organization. All children must have parental or guardian permission to enter and...

2009-09-30 11:42:00

Doug Valentine aka "DoctorLoopy" Wins Grand Prize with One-of-a-kind Video from Big Bend National Park Thousands of Viewers Watched and Voted for the Best Video Response to: "What Do America's National Parks Mean To You?" WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation and Olympus announced today that DoctorLoopy, Doug Valentine, a science teacher from Melissa, TX, is the grand prize winner of the "Your Parks" Video Challenge after online fans voted...

2009-09-22 08:00:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia.com(R) and the National Park Foundation today announced the launch of a new online resource to help travelers plan and book vacations to America's National Parks. The site, found at www.expedia.com/nationalparks, provides visitors with information about the National Parks and nearby lodging options available on Expedia.com, as well as suggestions for long weekend itineraries and in-depth articles on "Can't-Miss National Parks." It also...

2009-09-21 13:49:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the premiere of Ken Burns's new documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are preparing for a nationwide day of service and celebration in the parks on Saturday, September 26th, National Public Lands Day. People everywhere are invited to make America's Best Idea - the national parks - even better by visiting and supporting their parks. Entrance fees will be waived...

2009-09-15 11:11:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Online voting starts today in the "Your Parks" Video Challenge presented by the National Park Foundation and Olympus. Park lovers from across the country have submitted their most creative, moving, and awe-inspiring videos about America's national parks, and now the winner and 10 runners-up will be determined by you! Vote now at www.YourParks.com until September 22nd. Together with the National Park Foundation and Olympus, fans online will crown...

2009-09-02 11:42:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Join the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation in making America's Best Idea -- the national parks -- even better. On September 26, National Public Lands Day, the national parks will host visitors and volunteers for a special day of service and celebration. As part of the festivities, parks will offer a sneak preview of Ken Burns's new documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea premiering on PBS September 27. Additionally,...

2009-07-22 09:48:00

Distinguished Business Leader and Entrepreneur Tapped to Lead the Foundation and Strengthen the Network of Private Support for America's National Parks WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the national charitable partner of America's 391 national parks, announced today that Neil J. Mulholland has been selected by the Foundation's Board of Directors to serve as President and CEO. Mulholland, a Denver-area business executive, entrepreneur, and...