National Park Week Photography Events

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

In addition to offering free entry to all national parks during National Park Week, there are loads of events scheduled at national parks all across the country, including Earth Day Celebrations, National Junior Ranger Days, tours and educational programs, and below are some of the fun photography-related events you can check out. Get out and enjoy nature, and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service! For a full calendar of events, click here.

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Centennial InstaMeet
Fort Point National Historic Site, San Francisco, California. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Local photographers and Instagrammers will meet to explore and photograph Fort Point National Historic Site. Photographers are encouraged to tag their photos with #FindYourParkInstaMeet, #FindYourPark, #NPS100.

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Landscapes For The People!
Fort Frederica National Monument, Saint Simons Island, Georgia. 4-4:45 p.m.
Ren and Helen Davis, authors of Landscapes For The People, will lead a presentation on the work of the first Chief Photographer of the National Parks, George Alexander Grant.

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016
NPS Centennial Videos
Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center, Springfield, Illinois. 2-3 p.m.
See beautiful images of Old Faithful geysers and other Yellowstone National Park wonders in the 15-minute film “A Symphony of Fire and Water,” then learn about the Manzanar retention camps and the Japanese Americans who were relocated there during World War II in “Remembering Manzanar.”

 

Sunday, April 17, 2016
River Raisin 1812 Through Maps & Photographs
River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Monroe, Michigan. 2-3 p.m.
Presented by Rusty Davis.

 

Monday, April 18, 2016
InstaMeet - National Park Week Kick-Off
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. 1-4 p.m.
Meet up with other Instagram users to take pictures and videos in the park, then tag your photos with #FindYourParkInstaMeet, #FindYourPark, #NPS100.

Yosemite National Park, California. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service
Yosemite National Park, California. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Friday, April 22, 2016
Full Moon Photography Walk
Valley Visitor Center, Yosemite National Park, California. 8:30–10 p.m.
Enjoy a short hike and learn tips to help you create amazing photos in Yosemite Valley by a professional photographer from Centennial Partner REI. Limited to 25 participants; first come, first served.

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016
National Park Instameet
10 a.m.: Kachina Point, 2 p.m.: Blue Mesa Trailhead, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
Take photos and short videos to post on Instagram (and other social media) and use hashtags #FindYourParkInstaMeet, #FindYourPark, #NPS100.

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016
NPS Centennial InstaMeet
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield, Illinois. 1-3 p.m.
Meet up with other Instagram users and take photos and short videos to share on social media. Participants are encouraged to use hashtags #FindYourParkInstaMeet, #FindYourPark, #NPS100.

Arches National Park. Photo by Andrew Kuhn, courtesy National Parks Service
Arches National Park. Photo by Andrew Kuhn, courtesy National Parks Service

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Worldwide Instameet
Arches National Park, Moab, Utah. 4-7 p.m.
Meet up with other photographers and Instagram users at Balanced Rock to take some beautiful pictures and video. Use hashtags #FindYourParkInstaMeet, #FindYourPark, #NPS100.

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