AORE Partner News May 2016 - Page 13


There are many other types of events that cater to a variety of park users, including “100 Challenges” where participates earn badges for covering 100 miles at a run or walk, in a kayak, on horseback, or a combination. There are music and art events. There are lectures. There is something for just about everyone.

The national parks started out with diverse caretakers. Over time, park audiences have become less diverse. Reengaging minorities in the stewardship and use of national parks is an important part of the centennial celebration. Of course, everyone across the nation is encouraged and welcomed to engage in the centennial celebration. After all, national park experiences belong to all of the people of the United States of America.

For more information about events happening this year, please see