CBS This Morning and the U.S. Department of the Interior and National Geographic have partnered up to debut a Facebook Live series to celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service. This month and next, nine different live streams will happen across different national parks, all being live streamed on CBS This Morning’s Facebook page.
“The National Park Service and National Park Foundation are working closely with partners and stakeholders across the country to ensure that the Centennial is more than a birthday. We want people everywhere to embrace the opportunities to explore, learn, be inspired or simply have fun in their 407 national parks,” according to a statement.
The segments, which premiered on CBS This Morning on July 7th with a live stream from Yellowstone National Park, will be hosted by National Geographic Expeditions’ trip leaders and US Interior Park Rangers and will feature Yosemite, Grand Teton, Acadia, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Denali National Parks and more.
“We kicked off our first-ever Facebook Live series last week from Yellowstone National Park and the response was terrific. … Each week we’ll be providing an informative and fun experience where viewers can interact in real time with local National Geographic Expeditions' trip leaders and U.S. Interior Park Rangers. So if you can’t quite make it in person to a national park this summer, you can still experience and learn more about these national treasures right from the comfort of the CTM Facebook account,” said Kevin Prince, social media producer for CBS This Morning.
The schedule is as followed:
- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
- Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Arizona
- Yosemite National Park, California
- Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan
- Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
- Acadia National Park, Maine
- Glacier National Park, Montana
- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
- Denali National Park, Alaska