Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday National Parks Service. Happy birthday to you! It was on August 25th, 100 years ago that the United States government officially formed the National Parks Service (NPS), a group that manages all of the national parks around the country. The NPS helps to educate visitors and keeps the parks beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Young visitors can even take part in their Junior Ranger program (check out what one of our Junior Reporters did as a Junior Ranger here!).
So the next time you head out to a national park, be sure to say happy birthday to the National Parks Service and thanks to the people who take care of the parks for visitors to enjoy year after year.