The National Park Service was created by an Act of Congress in 1916 to preserve the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
We have started a new consultancy project with Park Science for the National Park Service. Park Science is a publication that reports the implications of recent and ongoing natural and social science and related cultural research for park planning, management, and policy. We are learning an abundance of new information about the parks and scientific [...]
National Geographic has a cool selection of vintage U.S. Parks posters. The posters were produced in response to the Great Depression as part of the WPA, artwork was created for public buildings while assisting struggling artists. Our current Great Recession has inspired more and more people to get out and enjoy a relatively cheap national [...]
Gather your family and friends for the Northwest National Park Family Day on Saturday, June 25th, 2011 10am–4pm at The Mountaineers Program Center in Seattle’s Magnuson Park. This free event hosted by NPCA and NPS is filled with fun, hands-on activities for the entire family. This event will feature kid-friendly activities including rock climbing, wildlife [...]
Sarvey Wildlife Center led a captivating educational presentation about birds at the NW National Park Family Day event. Sarvey rescues and rehabilitates orphaned, injured, and sick wild animals from the Puget Sound area, ensuring they get the best medical treatment and care possible, with the ultimate goal of releasing them back in to their natural [...]
On Friday we got some very exciting news. Blank Space was awarded a contract to work with the National Park Service on conceptual graphic design projects over the next year. I am headed to Harpers Ferry Design Center in West Virginia for the post-award meeting on Wed, May 5th. I wonder what fun meaningful work [...]
This free community event will feature hands-on, kid-friendly activities such as how to set up a tent, nature hikes, camp cooking, wildlife encounters, and becoming a Jr. Park Ranger! Park Rangers from Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier National Parks will talk about the history, wildlife, and volunteer opportunities at our national parks. The posters [...]
photo: Olympic NP, Shi Shi Beach. We were lured here in 2007 by a park ranger who said it was The most beautiful beach in the world. NPCA and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park host Seattle’s first annual NW National Park Family Day, at Steward Park on May 2nd. I can’t think of a [...]
Family Day Fort Vancouver NHS Saturday, May 15th 2011 10am–3pm, FREE! Clans of the notoriously skittish Northwest Homo-Sapien are invited to shake off their cabin fever and roam wild for an afternoon at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Luring people in with free admission and inventive graphics influenced by the region’s topography, the Northwest [...]
The Washington Parks and Forests Coalition facilitated this public discussion The Way In: The Future of Access to NW National Parks on how the federal government can best sustain long term access to National Parks.