'100 YEARS'

The National Park Service manages more than 400 parks, monuments, and historic sites that touch just about every corner of the US. But while the National Park Service has been preserving the natural beauty and resources within these parks for nearly 100 years, it can only do so much when the climate in and around the parks is drastically changing.

Five Striking Examples of How Climate Change Is Affecting Our National Parks in the US

Happy 100th anniversary, National Park Service! Let’s continue to protect our precious environment.

You are part of a crew of astronauts sent to Proxima Centauri to explore the newly discovered exoplanet Proxima B. After 100 years of cryogenic sleep, you awake to find that soon after you left, humans discovered an ultra-fast method of space travel and beat you to the punch by decades.

Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service!

Cheers to 100 years! 🎉 Help us wish the National Park Service a happy birthday and celebrate the centennial with a #FindYourPark adventure this fee-free weekend!

Thank you to the women and men of the National Park Service who help safeguard our heritage and share the many stories that make up our national narrative. Here’s to kicking off the second century together! http://prks.org/1pbOyNm


The National Park Service is 100 years old today! I found this publication from the same year of NPS’s birth, 1916. It’s Glimpses of our National Parks, by Robert Sterling Yards, and was published by the Government Printing Office for the Department of the Interior.  

The first section is a hoot - a chronological list of National Parks by order of creation, with some distinctive characteristics listed. 

Learn more at the National Park Service’s page about the centennial. All National Parks are free through the 28th to celebrate, so now’s as good a time as any to visit!

Joel Sternfeld. Yellowstone National Park. August 1979 | MoMA

Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service with Joel Sternfeld’s stunning photo of Yellowstone National Park. 

[Joel Sternfeld. Yellowstone National Park. August 1979. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Joel Sternfeld]

(via Joel Sternfeld. Yellowstone National Park. August 1979 | MoMA)


the 100 years war is so funny to me because like…

england: hey france can i rule guyenne because it’s lit, man

france: yeah that’s fine, mon ami. you just have to be my vassal

england: sounds fair

*a few years later*

england: hey buddy old pal how about you stop acting like my boss and start treating me like an equal?

france: sorry i don’t talk to people beneath me. also by the way im taking back guyenne because your king has no heir

england: *pulling out longbow* the fuck did you just say??!!

france: *pulling out an army* read!! my!! lips!!

The day is finally here! Today @nationalparkservice turns 100! Here is the view from Great Sand Dunes National Park! As the national parks system launches into its second century, we can uphold its mission to preserve nature for people and animals. The National Park Service reminds us that we are part of, not distinct, from our ecosystems. Thank you @nationalparkservice, here’s to another 100 years!
#findyourpark #NPS100 #nationalpark #conservation #protectpreserve #livenature (at Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado)

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TODAY! Today marks 100 years since the legendary Teddy Roosevelt signed the bill that created the national parks service here in the US. Today we celebrate this monumental milestone by sharing a few of our favorite images from our favorite parks by our favorite photographers. This one is by @rseabve. #nationalparks #liveauthentic #livefolk #america

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Trump to blacks, Hispanics: You have a right to not get shot

Donald Trump on Wednesday told African-American and Hispanic voters that he would be the best president for them, declaring that they and their children have “a right” not to get shot in the streets.

“The Democratic Party has run nearly every inner city in this country for fifty or sixty years or in some cases over 100 years. Over 100 years. They’ve produced only more poverty, only more crime, only more joblessness and broken homes all over the place, at record levels,” Trump said at a rally in Tampa, Florida, questioning “what do you have to lose?”

The situation, Trump suggested, “cannot get any worse and believe me, I’m gonna fix it. I’m gonna make it so good.”

“I’ll be able to make sure that when you walk down the street in your inner city or wherever you are, you’re not gonna be shot, your child isn’t gonna be shot,” he added.

“And I say to the African-American parent: you have a right to walk down the street of your city without having your child or yourself shot, and that’s what’s happening right now. That’s what’s happening,” Trump said, before adding, To the Hispanic parent, you have a right to walk outside without being shot. You have a right to good education for your child. You have a right to own your home. You have a right to have a good job.“

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