US national parks deserve kudos for making the most of live, unscripted videos. Check out the list of parks on Periscope!

Today — On August 22 National Park Service sites across the country will begin the week’s celebration of the service’s centennial by using Facebook Live to explore innovation, one park at a time. This ‘virtual park circuit’ starts and ends at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City.

How this Works:

The Find Your Park / Virtual Park Circuit was streamed live from Facebook from specific park pages featured below.

Every five minutes from 3pm-6pm EDT (12pm-3pm PT), a new national park unit broadcast live from their site. Each park will in turn tag the next one in the series and the circuit will be completed with a return to Brooklyn for the last live post.

More details on the NPS

How you can be engaged:

Follow the event on Facebook and Twitter using #NPS100.

You can also start ‘liking’ the parks from the table below.


Is there a single page to watch or does one have to click individual Facebook pages?

Will anyone be editing highlights?

Are any of the parks personnel attending next week’s World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i?

Can any of the parks name check local guides and businesses that cater to responsible, conscious ecotourism?

When is the next Virtual Park Circuit?

Live Blogging

Time conversion:  3pm in NYC, 12pm Vegas, 9am Honolulu

3:00 PM National Park Service, New York Park Exchange EventVideo



3:05 PM Thomas Edison National Historical Park, New JerseyVideo



3:10 PM Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texasvideo
3:15 PM National Mall and Memorial Parks, District of Columbiavideo
3:20 PM Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusettsvideo


White Sharks

Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

3:25 PM Fire Island National Seashore, New Yorkvideo


John T. Nichols, Birds, Bats

3:30 PM Monocacy National Battlefield, MarylandVideo


Morse code


3:35 PM New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, MassachusettsVideo



3:40 PM Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, FloridaVideo
3:45 PM George Washington Carver National Monument, MissouriVideo



3:50 PM MotorCities National Heritage Area, Michiganvideo


Henry Ford

3:55 PM Midwest Regional Office, Nebraskavideos
4:00 PM Hot Springs National Park, Arkansasvideo
4:05 PM Channel Islands National Park, CaliforniaVideo


Live dives, kelp forests, Channel Island Live

4:10 PM Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Tennesseevideos
4:15 PM Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, North CarolinaReginald Fessenden



4:20 PM Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Alabama
4:25 PM Homestead National Monument of America, NebraskaVideo


Intergenerational training – sawgrass prairie

4:30 PM Wright Brothers National Memorial, North CarolinaVideo
4:35 PM George Washington Memorial Parkway, District of Columbia, Maryland, and VirginiaVideo
4:40 PM Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North CarolinaVideo
4:45 PM American Battlefield Protection Program, District of ColumbiaVideo
4:50 PM Colonial National Historical Park – Historic Jamestowne, VirginiaVideo


Glass making.

4:55 PM Ohio and Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, OhioVideo


Cohesive wayfinding. Downtown Akron. Local artists John Comunale did the arch and Jessica Lofthus did the mural

5:00 PM Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, AlaskaVideo


Railway to the Yukon (1898)

5:05 PM Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area, ColoradoVideo
5:10 PM Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, GeorgiaVideo



5:15 PM Biscayne National Park, Florida
5:20 PM Steamtown National Historic Site, PennsylvaniaVideo
5:25 PM Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, South Dakota
5:30 PM Tonto National Monument, Arizona
5:35 PM Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HawaiiVideo
5:40 PM Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area, IowaVideo
5:45 PM New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, New OrleansVideo
5:50 PM Badlands National Park, South Dakota
5:55 PM National Park Service, New York Park Exchange EventVideo


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