Alamogordo, NM – White Sands National Monument will continue the year-long celebration of the National Park Service Centennial with a full moon night concert featuring Native American flutist Randy Granger onSeptember 15 at 7 pm. In addition to the concert, the new White Sands Girl Scout patch will be unveiled in partnership with the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Council.
The National Park Service Centennial kicks off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks. One goal of the centennial is to engage youth in national parks. “We are excited to work together with the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Council to create an opportunity for girls to enjoy, explore, and learn about White Sands National Monument and their national parks. We hope as girls work to earn the White Sands patch, they along with their friends and families will create positive memories that last a lifetime,” stated Superintendent Marie Frías Sauter.
White Sands is hosting a variety of special events this year in celebration of the centennial including full moon nights and Step into the Past programs. The final full moon night for 2016 will feature the Chance Ensemble presenting John Muir University of the Wilderness on October 16 at 6:30 pm. Relief, Recovery, and Reform: The New Deal and White Sands National Monument on Saturday, November 5th at 1 pm will wrap up the special events for 2016. For more information about these programs, visitwww.nps.gov/whsa.