NPCA names Taylor an Ambassador to National Parks
Join the National Parks Conservation Association and special guest Doreen Taylor for an important message about connecting young people to America’s national parks heading into their 2016 centennial. Taylor, who released a song benefiting the organization in April, will also be named an NPCA Ambassador to national parks. Taylor is an award-winning singer/songwriter.
WHO: National Parks Conservation Association representatives and supporters; award-winning songstress Doreen Taylor; local chapters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America
WHEN: July 16, 2014 : 1:00-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Independence National Historical Park, 520 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (People’s Plaza is located at 5th and Market, one block north of Independence Hall, on the east side of the block containing the Liberty Bell and President’s House.)
WHAT: The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has enlisted country-rock songstress Doreen Taylor’s help to connect new audiences to America’s national parks. On July 16, Taylor will join NPCA and local chapters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America at Independence National Historical Park for an event celebrating our parks and encouraging young people to get out and explore them this summer.
As we approach the centennial of our national parks in 2016, NPCA has prioritized connecting younger, more diverse audiences to our national parks. In recent years, fewer young people have visited, even though many of the 401 national parks are in urban settings with easy access.
Earlier this year, Taylor was chosen by the organization to create an anthem in support of national parks. The song, Colors of the USA, was inspired by her childhood memories of road trips to national parks. NPCA receives a portion of all proceeds from the song, which can be downloaded at www.colorsoftheusa.org.
“We are thrilled that Doreen Taylor has become an official NPCA Ambassador and that she shares our strong desire to connect new audiences to America’s national parks,” said NPCA Pennsylvania Program Manager Matt Elliott. “In order for national parks to remain relevant into their second century, we must prioritize connecting to a new generation and Doreen has helped us do that.”
At the event, Taylor will join NPCA to express strong support for this centennial effort. Children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America will be treated to a field trip at Independence National Historical National Park following the brief media gathering.