Tom Detmer, CenterStone CEO and Yellowstone Forever board member co-hosted an education and outreach event at the Denver Country Club last night for Yellowstone Forever. The event brought board members, National Park Service employees and friends of Yellowstone together to learn about the newly merged organization’s mission, objectives, education initiatives, outreach opportunities and priorities of Yellowstone Forever.
As the first designated National Park in the world, Yellowstone National Park is considered by many as the “Crown Jewel” of the park service and home to key ecosystems supporting an incredible biodiversity within its boundaries.
During the event, Heather White, President and CEO of Yellowstone Forever, shared updates about the park’s record breaking attendance numbers; infrastructure enhancements; the new ‘living building’ Yellowstone Youth Campus; and its “teach the teacher’ outreach programs.
The living building certification, was of particular interest to the group, as it is the first building in a national park to achieve such certification. As such, the facility must ‘support the health of the local ecosystem, and foster human health and community”.
The event sponsors expressed gratitude to the attendees as stewards and philanthropists, while extolling the benefits of connecting people to Yellowstone National park, through education and experiences. As supporters of Yellowstone Forever, CenterStone is pleased to share in this stewardship.
If you would like to increase your support of National Parks, or Yellowstone Forever, please consider donating, volunteering, taking an educational outreach experience, becoming a steward giving feedback, or visiting.