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  • 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting To Star Miss Piggy As Special Guest | National Park Foundation
    I am so thrilled to be part of the National Christmas Tree Lighting I hear this year s tree will be almost as bright shiny and dazzlingly beautiful as moi says Miss Piggy Keep up with the National Christmas Tree on Twitter at TheNationalTree and follow NCTL2015 on social media for more information about the event and its history For Miss Piggy visit Twitter and Facebook An American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923 the National Christmas Tree Lighting is a great example of the countless ways there are to FindYourPark Launched in March 2015 Find Your Park Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with celebrate and support America s national parks and community based programs Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service s next 100 years FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation s natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history The Walt Disney Company including Disney ABC Television Group which is the home of The Muppets is a premier partner of the FindYourPark movement and a lead sponsor of the National Park Foundation s Open Outdoors for Kids program aiming to get half a million kids into national parks by 2017 A special thanks to GE Lighting Amtrak Christmas Northeast Inc Guest Services Inc Hudler Carolina Tree Farms Loews Madison Southwest Airlines and Washington Marriott at Metro Center for their generous support of the 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities The National Park Service has cared for the White House and its grounds since 1933 President s Park which includes the Ellipse and Lafayette Park was officially included in the national park system in 1961 Visit us at www nps gov on Facebook www facebook com nationalparkservice Twitter www twitter com natlparkservice and YouTube www youtube com nationalparkservice ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www nationalparks org ABOUT THE MUPPETS For 60 years the Muppets have captured audiences with their unique blend of heart and humor The Muppets created by the late visionary Jim Henson are one of the most iconic and beloved characters Led by the world s most famous amphibian Kermit the Frog the Muppets have starred

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  • 135,000+ Kids Will Visit National Parks Thanks To @GoParks’ $801,488 Funding | National Park Foundation
    801 488 and provide transportation and materials funding to make national park field trips citizen science projects recreation activities experiential learning opportunities and more possible Since 2014 Disney has been the lead sponsor of Open OutDoors for Kids helping youth experience a national park and making it possible for more than 300 000 students to visit national parks opening a world of possibilities inspiration and adventure for young people Collaborations between schools teachers youth groups Friends Groups and other partner organizations make each grantee s project possible Examples include Bandelier National Monument More than 300 tribal youth will learn about their ancestors who inhabited the cavates and Pajarito Plateau centuries ago the history and culture of Bandelier in addition to fire ecology and fire management Channel Islands National Park Approximately 1 600 fourth grade students from the local community will do a live dive terrestrial live hike and visit the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center Many of the students have had minimal or no exposure to a marine environment Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site 225 third graders from Boston Public Schools will learn about restored landscapes historic buildings and archival collections through the park s award winning education program Good Neighbors Landscape Design Community Building Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Approximately 800 Paulding County fifth grade students will hike in the footsteps of soldiers who fought a key battle in the American Civil War The experience will help them imagine what it was like to pull cannons up a mountain live off of daily rations and wear a uniform Kobuk Valley National Park 20 Inupiaq Eskimo students will attend a science camp in the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes wilderness and for many it ll be their first time at the park Students will learn how to prepare for a camping trip and they ll participate in hands on biology focused activities For the full list of park grantees and their projects visit www nationalparks org ticket adventure Open OutDoors for Kids also supports the White House s Every Kid in a Park initiative by raising funds to help connect fourth graders to America s federal public lands and waters Individuals foundations and corporations can visit www nationalparks org everykidinapark to contribute to the effort The program addresses barriers and issues that prevent America s youth particularly multicultural and underserved populations from participating in the multitude of opportunities and benefits of getting outdoors ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities Learn more at www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical

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  • National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Designs Unveiled | National Park Foundation
    LIBERTY 2016 and IN GOD WE TRUST United States Mint Sculptor Engraver Don Everhart designed and sculpted the obverse The gold coin reverse tails side features the NPS logo with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA E PLURIBUS UNUM and 5 Everhart also designed and sculpted the reverse The silver coin obverse features Yellowstone National Park s Old Faithful geyser and a bison with the inscriptions LIBERTY NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL IN GOD WE TRUST and 1916 2016 United States Mint Sculptor Engraver Joseph Menna designed and sculpted the obverse The silver coin reverse depicts a Latina Folklórico dancer and the NPS logo representing the multi faceted cultural experience found in America s national parks Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA E PLURIBUS UNUM 1 HERITAGE CULTURE and PRIDE The reverse was designed by Artistic Infusion Program AIP artist Chris Costello and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor Engraver Jim Licaretz The clad half dollar obverse features a hiker discovering the majesty of the wilderness and a small child discovering a frog hiding in ferns celebrating the diversity and breadth of the NPS Inscriptions are LIBERTY 2016 IN GOD WE TRUST 1916 and NATIONAL PARK SERVICE The reverse was designed by AIP artist Barbara Fox and will be sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor Engraver Michael Gaudioso The clad half dollar reverse features the NPS logo with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA E PLURIBUS UNUM HALF DOLLAR STEWARDSHIP and RECREATION The reverse was designed by AIP artist Thomas Hipschen and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor Engraver Charles L Vickers The Centennial commemorative coin serves as a lasting tribute to 100 years of the National Park Service America s Best Idea said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Whether these coins are kept in a safe place at home or given as a gift to the next generation they serve as a lasting reminder that our nation is blessed with unique natural cultural and historical treasures Proceeds from these coins will ensure that our nation s rich stories and spectacular natural places will thrive in their second century and beyond The United States Mint will announce the coins release date and additional pricing information prior to their release in 2016 The commemorative coin is one of many incredible ways to celebrate the 2016 centennial Find out more at www findyourpark com Sign up to receive information about the coin sales kick off and view the coin designs at www nationalparks org coins ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 408 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities Visit us at www nps gov on Facebook www facebook com nationalparkservice Twitter www twitter com natlparkservice and YouTube www youtube com nationalparkservice ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park

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  • @GoParks & @Subaru_usa Invite You To Share The Love For National Parks | National Park Foundation
    year its eighth year Subaru and its participating retailers will have donated over 65 million to charity Subaru is also supporting the National Park Foundation s efforts as a premier partner for Find Your Park Encuentra Tu Parque Launched in March 2015 FindYourPark is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with celebrate and support America s national parks and community based programs Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service s next 100 years FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation s natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history For more information about the Share the Love Event please visit www subaru com share ABOUT SUBARU OF AMERICA INC Subaru of America Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd of Japan Headquartered at a zero landfill office in Cherry Hill N J the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 retailers across the United States All Subaru products are manufactured in zero landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc is the only U S automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation For additional information visit media subaru com ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards Find out more

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  • 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting Adds Crosby, Stills & Nash, Aloe Blacc, Kelsea Ballerini, And Joyous String Quartet To Lineup | National Park Foundation
    held Thursday December 3 2015 on the Ellipse at President s Park White House Produced by Bounce AEG the ceremony begins at 4 30 p m ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre show The event can be seen on public television throughout the month of December For broadcast times check local listings or the National Christmas Tree Lighting website An American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923 the National Christmas Tree Lighting is a great example of the countless ways there are to FindYourPark Launched in March 2015 Find Your Park Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with celebrate and support America s national parks and community based programs Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service s next 100 years FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation s natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 408 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities The National Park Service has cared for the White House and its grounds since 1933 President s Park which includes the Ellipse and Lafayette Park was officially included in the national park system in 1961 Visit us at www nps gov on Facebook www facebook com nationalparkservice Twitter www twitter com natlparkservice and YouTube www youtube com nationalparkservice ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private

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  • @GoParks And @NationalParkService Announce Fall Out Boy, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, And Trombone Shorty To Perform At The 93rd Annual @TheNationalTree Lighting | National Park Foundation
    Bounce AEG the ceremony begins at 4 30 p m ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre show co hosted by 94 7 FRESH FM s Tommy McFLY and ABC7 WJLA TV s Jummy Olabanji The event can be seen on public television throughout the month of December For broadcast times check local listings or the National Christmas Tree Lighting website An American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923 the National Christmas Tree Lighting is a great example of the countless ways there are to FindYourPark Launched in March 2015 Find Your Park Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with celebrate and support America s national parks and community based programs Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service s next 100 years FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation s natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 408 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities The National Park Service has cared for the White House and its grounds since 1933 President s Park which includes the Ellipse and Lafayette Park was officially included in the national park system in 1961 Visit us at www nps gov on Facebook www facebook com nationalparkservice Twitter www twitter com natlparkservice and YouTube www youtube com nationalparkservice ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises

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  • National Park Foundation Partners With White House Historical Association On The 2015 White House Christmas Ornament | National Park Foundation
    000 spectators Since 1923 a holiday tradition of national scale has blossomed marked by an annual lighting ceremony and events held throughout December at President s Park Crafted from shiny brass plated with nickel and 24k gold this American made ornament is illuminated from within and honors President Calvin Coolidge The tree is hung with ornaments representing the events of Coolidge s unique life and presidency For every purchase of the ornament made at shop whitehousehistory org tree now through December 30 or by visiting the on site kiosk adjacent to the National Christmas Tree December 5 through December 24 the White House Historical Association will donate 2 per purchase to the National Park Foundation in support of this long standing holiday tradition and President s Park The 93 rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting being held on Thursday December 3 2015 at 5 p m is a great example of the countless ways there are to find your park Launched in March 2015 Find Your Park Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people to connect with celebrate and support America s national parks and community based programs Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service s next 100 years Find Your Park invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation s natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history For more information please visit thenationaltree org and follow the National Christmas Tree on Twitter at TheNationalTree Join the conversation online using the hashtag NCTL2015 ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www nationalparks org ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Founded in 1961 with the support of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy The White House Historical Association is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the understanding appreciation and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion The Association s mission is to fund the acquisition of furnishings and artwork for the White House permanent collection assist in the preservation of the historic rooms and educate the public on the history of the White House Learn more by visiting www whitehousehistory org The Official White House Christmas Ornament tradition began 35 years ago and each year honors a president in sequential order or a significant White House historic milestone The ornament is made in Lincoln Rhode Island by a veteran owned small business and the proceeds from ornament sales directly support the Association s nonprofit nonpartisan mission To learn more about all of the Association s ornaments

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  • Yankee Leisure Group Announces Partnership With The National Park Foundation | National Park Foundation
    of our national park itineraries in our brochures and websites that signify that a portion of the trip will be donated to the National Park Foundation Amtrak Vacations and Yankee Holidays have over 55 unique national parks itineraries and have released several new itineraries for 2016 including Yellowstone to Yosemite by Rail Great Southwest feat The Grand Canyon Rocky Mountains to Yosemite and America s National Parks American railroads and our national parks share a long history and we are excited to write another chapter of this legacy with Yankee Leisure Group said David French senior vice president of marketing communications and corporate partnerships at the National Park Foundation Through our partnership and committed efforts we will invite new audiences into the parks cementing the foundation of park enjoyment and stewardship for generations to come Visit AmtrakVacations com for all 2016 2017 Amtrak Vacations products and new 2016 2017 Amtrak Vacations brochure Visit YankeeHolidays com for all 2016 2017 Yankee Holidays products and new 2016 2017 Yankee Holidays brochure ABOUT AMTRAK VACATIONS Amtrak Vacations is the leading supplier of vacation packages featuring Amtrak rail services We combine the thrill of rail travel with inclusive travel packages for one of a kind vacations throughout North America Amtrak Vacations offers over 300 rail vacations to amazing cities scenic landscapes and spectacular National Parks with options to depart from more than 500 Amtrak rail stations across the country Amtrak Vacations is operated by Yankee Leisure Group Inc ABOUT YANKEE HOLIDAYS Yankee Holidays offers independent travel packages to top destinations throughout US Canada Travelers have the flexibility to choose from over 100 vacation packages which include hotels sightseeing transfers and entertainment Whether looking for a pre or post cruise vacation or a quick weekend city getaway Yankee Holidays has the experience and expertise to

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