@GoParks Expedition Connects Diverse Audiences To America’s National Parks [CONTEST]

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Find Your Park Contest

Apply for once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity at NationalParks.org and be a Part of the Adventure by #FYPx on Social Media

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, announced today that the call for applicants for its 2015 Find Your Park Expedition has opened. The expedition will engage people from all backgrounds and inspire them to discover all that a park can be and the variety of experiences that can be had in a park, directly supporting the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement launched earlier this year. Millennial online influencers are invited to apply at www.nationalparks.org/FYPx for the opportunity to participate in the national park adventure to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. The application period goes through August 21, 2015. Follow #FYPx for updates.

“As we move into the second century of the National Park Service and look to connect all people to America’s treasured places, we’re thrilled that our expedition will once again give people the opportunity to experience our national parks, explore how they’re relevant to our lives as individuals and as a collective society, and share their adventures along the way with friends and family,” said Will Shafroth, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “The expedition is a great example of the important role that public-private partnerships play in inspiring more people to find their park.”

You can read quotes from each of the National Park Foundation partners and find out why they feel it’s important to support the expedition on the National Park Foundation’s blog today.

“We’re very delighted Mesa Verde was chosen for the Find Your Park Expedition and look forward to welcoming the participants,” said Cliff Spencer, superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park. “Southwest Colorado has a rich cultural history and spectacular vistas that make it a great fall destination.”

The 2015 expedition is an expanded take on the American Latino Expedition, a program of the American Latino Heritage Fund of the National Park Foundation. In its third year, the expedition will raise awareness about all that the National Park System has to offer, including careers with the National Park Service. In addition, the experience will redefine the word “park.” Beyond vast landscapes, the expedition will bring attention to historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share America’s collective heritage in communities nationwide.

There are 84 million acres of iconic, treasured and sacred places protected in America’s over 400 national parks. Check out this link for travel ideas to the National Parks.

Rico Figliolini has published and owns blog sites related to travel and leisure, casting and entertainment news, parks and recreation and social media marketing. Traveling a weekend at a time with family and friends.

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