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Miami-Area Partnership Gets Urban Youth Involved in Protecting Parks

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By Hayley Mortimer, Senior Director, Center for Park Management Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of watching young students from urban Miami eager and excited to get involved in protecting the national parks in their area. Just a few months ago, many of these remarkable kids had never even been to the Everglades and Biscayne. Now they were dedicating [...]

Posted on: July 31 2013
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New GeoStory Highlights National Parks in the Chesapeake

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The dog days of summer are here and many in the Mid-Atlantic are escaping to the Chesapeake’s waters for its miles of shorelines offering world-class fishing, boating, and beaches. The Chesapeake landscape encompasses more than 50 national parks, and the health of these parks is directly linked to the health of the waters that flow through and around them. NPCA’s [...]

Posted on: July 26 2013
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From the Mountaintop: Expedition Denali’s Epic Journey

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By James Mills of the Joy Trip Project On June 24, Adina Scott made a satellite phone dispatch from 17,200 feet on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park. As part of the climbing team Expedition Denali, she and the 18 others had already spent a total of 16 days on the mountain and nearly a week camped at 14,200 feet. Now, [...]

Posted on: July 25 2013
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Best of the ’Net: The Kid-Friendly and .007 Approved Edition

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This week’s Best of the ‘Net includes a virtual way to connect to Alaskan bears, fun things for kids to do in Yosemite, and cool gadgets to make your next camping trip more hi-tech. Our 401 national park sites span all 50 states, districts, and territories. The amazing cameras at explore.org can help connect us to these hard-to-get-to park units. [...]

Posted on: July 19 2013
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Take an Online Tour of Majestic Grand Teton in Wyoming

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Seven thousand feet above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Teton Range dominates the landscape with its jagged granite pinnacles. Summer is an ideal time to explore this magnificent park and its 200 miles of trails, after most of the snow has melted and wildflowers are bursting with color. Each month, NPCA puts together a slideshow exploring one of the [...]

Posted on: July 18 2013
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