What an honor! Just a few weeks ago, at its 35th annual Salute To The Parks celebration at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, the National Parks Conservation Association presented us with the Robin W. Winks Award For Enhancing Public Understanding Of Our National Parks. We're joining a long list of incredibly impressive winners including Ken Burns, Ted Turner and the National Geographic Society. For real!
It was an incredible evening, surrounded by some of the most inspiring park advocates and supporters we've ever met. We couldn't be more humbled and grateful for the opportunity to share our artists' work with the people who fight for our parks each and every day.
Here's a photo journey through the night!
Salute To The Parks was held at the National Building Museum, which as you can see, totally deserves such a grand name.
The show opened with the American Youth Choir, who was even more talented and adorable than you're imagining.
There was See America art everywhere!
Even on the pillows!
Mo Rocca (who we remember and love from his days as a Daily Show correspondent on TV) was host for the night, and happens to a big fan of our national parks, Presidential trivia, and See America.
We got to hear from Stephen Mather McPherson, who's grandfather, Stephen Mather, was the very first director of the National Parks Service 100 years ago.
Then it actually happened. NPCA's CEO, Theresa Pierno (far left) and NPCA's Board Chair, Fran Ulmer (far right) presented CAN co-founders Max Slavkin & Aaron Perry-Zucker with our Robin W. Winks Awards!
We got to talk about See America, in front of See America art, which is always a treat.
All in all, a pretty great night:)