Year of the Bear: Dare to Care

Every year, North Carolina State Parks has celebrated an annual theme in all of our state parks. Programs, festivals and events throughout the state support the annual theme.

The Interpretive and Education Council, a diverse group of park staff members from across the state, selects the theme each year based on suggestions and nominations.

A unique collectible bandana for the annual theme is available for sale at the park webstore or at each park office and visitor center.

Below are some resources for park staff and educators to tie in to the 2024 annual theme.