North Cascades Institute is excited to host a community picnic in celebration of Every Kid in the Park, the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary and the Institute’s 30-year anniversary. Together, North Cascades National Park, the Institute, and Seattle City Light serve more than 8,000 people annually at their jointly operated Environmental Learning Center, which is a hub of discovery and learning in the heart of North Cascades National Park. We will welcome the public to a FREE daylong picnic by offering campus tours, canoe trips, guided naturalist hikes, arts and crafts, storytelling, a BBQ and more. Visitors of all ages, including 4th graders, will learn more about opportunities to be involved in Park stewardship, educational programs, and outdoor recreation. The Institute will showcase its flagship youth programs by inviting alumni to talk about how their experience shaped their thinking and future.Funds will offset the cost of hosting an anticipated 400 or more people at an open house picnic at the Learning Center.