All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Grand Canyon’

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


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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The Power of Parks: Why America’s Best Places Create the Best Memories


By Jeff Billington, Senior Media Relations Manager National parks are forever. Everything else sure changes, though. People enter and leave our lives, buildings are torn down, fields and forests are developed beyond recognition. But not national parks. They are created to preserve a place or time for perpetuity. One of the reasons I work at NPCA is to consciously help [...]

Posted on: June 18 2013
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National Parks Under Threat: Why NPCA Opposes New Farm Bill Amendments in the Senate


Update, June 19, 2012: The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act amendments discussed in this article are officially no longer part of the Farm Bill package the Senate is expected to vote on today. Thanks to all who took action to stop these harmful amendments–this news is a big victory for national parks. In Congress, lawmakers will often take a bill on one thing and “amend” [...]

Posted on: June 14 2012
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National Parks, and Park Apps, Free for National Park Week


Next week is National Park Week! Starting this Saturday, April 21, through Sunday, April 29, all 397 units of the park system will waive their entrance fees, from Acadia to Zion and everywhere in between. The fee-free days make an already affordable vacation to America’s most spectacular places even easier on the wallet, at an ideal time for viewing wildflowers, birds, and waterfalls at many parks.  To [...]

Posted on: April 17 2012
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New Tools for Vacation-Planning Season


Now that spring is here, for many of us, that means vacation planning! If you’re thinking about a trip to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or the Great Smoky Mountains, check out a new tool released last month by Nature Valley called Trail View. Similar to Google Maps, the website allows users to view hiking trails in these three major parks, both from a birds-eye view, and from a 360-degree ”street [...]

Posted on: April 6 2012
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