SCA NPS Academy intern, Alicia Ng, put together a #FindYourPark Photo Booth for Gateway National Recreation Area.

Gateway NRA employees, interns, and volunteers celebrating National Parks Weekend at the Bronx Zoo.
Gateway NRA employees, interns, and volunteers celebrating National Parks Weekend at the Bronx Zoo.

We use our photo booth, which consists of our #FindYourPark banner and “My PARK is,” “Our PARK is” laminated signs at events we attend and host. We ask everyone if they have a favorite park, a park they frequently visit, a park they wish to visit, a park from their childhood, etc. and ask them if they would like to share their park(s) with us and our Facebook friends, Twitter and Instagram followers. Some are happy to do so and will pose for the camera in front of our banner. Some are camera shy and if that is the case, we just take a picture of their “My PARK is __________” sign to share with everyone.

The photo booth is quick and easy to put together and transport. Stirs up great conversation with folks and grabs lots of attention via social media (esp. Twitter)! You don’t even need a #FindYourPark banner.

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I am Kahmia, a Centennial Volunteer Ambassador for the National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area.