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“Save All of the Natural Things”: Schoolkids in California Share What They Love Most about National Parks

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“Who do the national parks belong to?” My colleague Kari Kiser, Pacific Regional Council Chairman Michael Malaga, and I posed this question to hundreds of Bay Area schoolchildren last month at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California. The answers varied from “the police” to “the government” to “my parents.” Whenever children replied, “all of us,” we showered them with [...]

Posted on: April 11 2014
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Feeling Small Again: 5 Tips for Visiting National Parks with Kids

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By Todd Christopher, Senior Director of Online Communications We go to the parks to feel small again. These are places of enormous grandeur which fill us with wonder and remind us that we are all part of something much bigger than ourselves. And so we are drawn, year after year, to the rim of the Grand Canyon, the floor of [...]

Posted on: March 26 2014
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Laying the Groundwork: Reclaiming D.C.’s “Forgotten River”

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By Ed Stierli, Chesapeake Field Representative Imagine having a beautiful river in your backyard, but being afraid to enjoy it. The Anacostia has a bad reputation in Maryland and Washington, D.C., as one of the nation’s most endangered rivers. Suffering from heavy pollution and a lack of interest, some locals have dubbed the Anacostia the “forgotten river.” Thankfully, community advocates [...]

Posted on: February 11 2014
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Boy Wonders: Meet Two Young Donors Who Turn Their Birthdays into Celebrations for National Parks

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By Ron Sundergill, Senior Director of NPCA’s Pacific Regional Office Remember when you were young and asked all of your friends not to bring gifts to your birthday party? Odds are you don’t, because to most grade-schoolers, forgoing presents is an almost unthinkable sacrifice. That’s not the case for two California brothers, Owen and Zach Brunner, age 10 and 7 [...]

Posted on: February 6 2014
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Batteries Not Included: Why Toys R Us Got It Wrong

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By Todd Christopher, Senior Director of Online Communications Play is the work of childhood. It’s so vital and fulfilling an activity that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has recognized the right of every child to play—it’s that essential to the healthy development of young people everywhere. One other thing about play: For all but the most recent [...]

Posted on: November 7 2013
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