National Park Service Centennial Celebration

August 27, 2016

Craters of the Moon News Release

Contact: Visitor Center staff

Phone number: 208-527-1335
Date: 7/22/2016

10 a.m.     Great Rift Trek:

Park Ranger Ted Stout will describe a 2014 trek across the Great Rift. Six backpackers retraced the route of famed Idaho explorer Robert Limbert along the 60-mile long Great Rift. See pictures and hear stories about this fascinating expedition of endurance and discovery through Idaho’s unique wilderness at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.

1 p.m.     Space Science on the Moon:
Space shuttle astronaut, Steve Swanson will talk about his space flight experiences and on-going space science research at Craters of the Moon. Steve has flown 2 shuttle flights and on the Russian Soyuz rocket. He has accumulated over 195 days in space including 5 spacewalks. He is currently serving as a distinguished educator in residence at Boise State University.

3 p.m.     Destination Idaho:
Discover the best things people don’t know about the 43rd state including Craters of the Moon. This film was created with support from a variety of different organizations including the National Park Service. The director of Destination Idaho, Karen Day, will be here to introduce her new film.

6:15 p.m.  In the Spirit of Robert “Two-Gun” Limbert:
Meet the legendary explorer and adventurer Robert W. Limbert.  Limbert, the first person to extensively explore and document what is now Craters of the Moon, will be portrayed by historian, Clark Heglar. Clark will recreate the exploits of the colorful showman and promoter who photographed Idaho's scenic wonders and shared his discoveries with the world in the 1920’s.



Join us as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with these free presentations provided through the generous support of the Idaho Humanities Council, Idaho Space Grant Consortium and the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association.