Happy 99th Birthday National Park Service!

The National Park Service is turning 99 today! They have created a list of 99 ways you can #FindYourPark! Check out the website at FindYourPark.com. I copied the list below and urge you to share your stories and memories of finding your park! Remember to use the hashtag #FindYourPark #99NPS. I checked off the ones I have done!

1. Go climbing
2. Write poetry
3. Be an urban hiker – √
4. Visit a National Heritage Area
5. Dance – √
6. Learn about climate change – √
7. Discover a culture new to you – √
8. Experience silence – √
9. Walk through a doorway of a historic house
10. Find inspiration in the story of a Civil Rights leader
11. Go on a ranger-led tour #RangersPointingAtThings – √
12. Hug a tree – √√√
13. Make a memory – √
14. Earn a Jr. Ranger badge – √
15. Relax on the banks of a scenic river – √
16. Celebrate innovation
17. Find life in a desert – √
18. Get inspired by a First Lady
19. Stand on a mountaintop – √
20. Bring a kid to a park
21. Paddle a water trail
22. Take a photo that matches a historic one #retrogram
23. Try something new – √
24. Channel your inner Bill Nye – become a citizen scientist
25. Walk a historic main street – √
26. Find your park in Spanish #EncuentraTuParque
27. Explore a cave – √
28. Go green
29. Brush up your national park trivia skills
30. Scout a park, boys and girls!
31. Make art in a park – √
32. Celebrate Native American heritage
33. Come sail away
34. Take a picnic and dine al fresco
35. Be bear aware – √
36. Hit the road
37. Enlighten yourself at a historic lighthouse
38. Go biking
39. Explore Asian American and Pacific Islander culture in America
40. Feel the sand between your toes – √
41. Share your story
42. Learn about endangered species – √
43. Join us
44. Follow NPS on social media – √
45. Follow the footsteps of a woman who made history
46. Get in the know about H2O – √
47. Bee pollinator friendly
48. Get VIP status
49. Catch a wave – √
50. Immerse yourself in a living history program
51. Hit record
52. Get prehistoric
53. Improve your health – get a park Rx
54. Use your free active military pass
55. Get reel – visit a park featured in your favorite movie
56. Join a trail clean-up
57. See the sea – √
58. Discover a traditional tribal cultural practice
59. Let Elmo and Murray be your guides
60. Mail a postcard
61. Discover history around you
62. Make new friends – √
63. Raft down a river
64. Pay your respects at a national cemetery – √
65. Pick a POTUS
66. Take a mini-cruise
67. Plan ahead and prepare
68. Walk nature’s treadmill
69. Pose for a family photo in a park – √
70. Recognize women who made history
71. Reflect on our most difficult stories
72. Stamp your park passport
73. Ride on a historic carousel
74. Run
75. See history from a different perspective
76. Renew your spirit
77. See how NPS helps transform your community
78. Go fish – √
79. See the starry, starry night – √
80. Make a splash
81. Share a #tbt park photo
82. Discover the beauty of our nation’s other public lands
83. Sleep outside – √
84. Spread the love – thank a park volunteer – √
85. Plan the best field trip ever
86. Visit our international sisters
87. Trash your trash – √
88. Find a monument and decode history
89. Travel the Underground Railroad
90. Use the buddy system!
91. Visit for free on our 99th birthday
92. Wander an American battlefield
93. Watch wildlife
94. Take a deep breath
95. Go wild – experience wilderness
96. Use a national park lesson plan
97. Play
98. Take a sunrise selfie
99. Get ready to celebrate with us in 2016!

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