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Sleeping Bear Dunes Celebrates Celestial Centennial With Monthly Astronomy Events

While tall sand dunes offer sweeping vistas of Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, after the sun sets, the open space provides an unhindered view of the night sky. To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Michigan park will host a series of monthly astronomy programs through October.
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Photo Project Will Compare Past With Present At Shenandoah National Park

The act that created the National Park Service 100 years ago directed the agency to leave park scenery and historic objects “unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” To mark the anniversary and create a visual representation of the mission statement, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia has launched a photo project that will match historic photographs from the park with fresh images from the Park Service’s centennial year.
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Interior Secretary Jewell Lays Out Vision For Next 100 Years Of Conservation In America

This week is National Park Week – a time when we celebrate the more than 400 natural, historical and cultural sites that make up the most incredible parks system on Earth. Places that attract visitors from around the world and inspire other nations to follow our lead.
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