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How One NPS Employee Turned Her Big Idea about Muppets into a Big Online Adventure for Kids

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By Elizabeth Anderson, Program Manager, Center for Park Management This past spring, Muppets Elmo and Murray learned how birds build nests at Gateway National Park and how the seasons change at the Grand Canyon. They talked with park rangers about concepts like why animals need “habitat” and what it means for them to be “endangered.” These are just a few [...]

Posted on: September 12 2013
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Four Stops, One Destination: Meeting Visionary Mom Maite Arce in Her Quest to Protect and Enjoy Desert Parks

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By Erika Pollard, Southwest Program Manager It was hands-down the most impressive lightning storm I have ever seen. Last month, I was driving out of Arches National Park at night with my young boys, Vann, age 7, and Billy, age 6. Every few seconds, a magnificent strike of lightning lit up the darkened sky, exposing the towering sandstone formations of [...]

Posted on: August 20 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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Florida Students Discover the Beauty of the Everglades by Reviving a Long-Lost Community Park

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By Kahlil Kettering, Biscayne Restoration Program Analyst Too often when we think of national parks, we think of distant places enjoyed by tourists—yet millions of people in cities across the country are just a bus ride or a quick car trip away from these inspirational places. Part of what I do is help connect people—especially kids and young adults—to the [...]

Posted on: November 28 2012
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Connecting Youth with the Great Outdoors in the Chesapeake

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During a beautiful October afternoon on the Anacostia River near Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC, the only noise disrupting the silence was the sound of 70 small paddles gliding into the water. There was complete stillness among the dozens of third and fourth graders navigating their large Voyageur canoes as they sat captivated by their afternoon entertainment–a [...]

Posted on: November 20 2012
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