An Honor To The Forever Renowned National Parks Services!
Loved as they are, this year National Park Services celebrates its 100th anniversary. Let’s take a moment to consider how they can ensure the health of their national treasure for many generations to come. This year they celebrate its birthday with special naturalization ceremony, ‘Living Emblem’.
From 35 national parks including Yellowstone,Mackinac Island, Yosemite, Mount Rainer, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Devils Tower, El Morro, and Montezuma Castle and monuments for the park service to oversee, today the National Park Service system manages more than 400 sites, everything from battlefields like Gettysburg to the historic Oregon Trail and of course the national parks themselves.
The origin of the National Park Service can be traced back to 1864 when Congress and President Lincoln set aside Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias — land that would later become Yosemite National Park in California. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the law of “Organic Act,” creating the National Park Service. This new bureau was responsible for protecting America’s 35 already existing national parks and monuments and those yet to be established.
Of course now we know more and better of it…
Adding to the glory of the universe and its wilderness, today there are more than 20,000 men and women employed with the National Park Service. Alongside 221,000 volunteers continue to share “a passion for caring for the nation’s special places and sharing their stories”.
In honor of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, Google has taken the advantage of things like VR and 360 degree videos where you can now immerse yourself in virtual environments that give you a real sense of what a place is like, without actually being there. This exhibit allows you to take 360 degree tours of some of the most remote and beautiful U.S. National Parks. Instead of featuring much-documented landscapes like Grand Canyon, Hawaiian Volcanos, etc. and simply feel the magnificence.
Google partnered with NPS to help show off some of its hidden gems through its virtual reality series, “Explore The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks .”
So you can now, using your smartphone or a computer explore Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park, Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park, New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park, and Florida’s Dry Tortugas National Park.
This the glory of virtual reality…!
While extending our accolades to the entire NPS we also prolong an ode to the “Park Rangers” for protecting the national parks the natural resources, ecosystems, and wildlife within them; and the people who visit them.
They are responsible for protecting designated state and federal lands and sites, such as:
· Historic sites
· Cultural sites
· Nature reserves
· National monuments
· Recreational areas
So in case you wish to be one, you know your vicinity of services already…
We wish National Park Services a Happy Birthday and wish for it to continue for many more years and imbibe the crazy pull of wilderness in further generations to come!
Know more about the awesome Rangers and the beautiful National Parks Services here!