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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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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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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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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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Can Technology Improve the National Park Experience? A Student Team at Acadia Tests Fun Ways to Capture the Park in Pixels

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By Stephanie Clement, Conservation Director at Friends of Acadia National Park National parks are places of wonder where families can introduce their children to meteors in the starry night skies, salamanders on the forest floor, or geology in action. However, young people are going outdoors less and less for a variety of reasons—fear, lack of access, no familiarity or time, [...]

Posted on: June 21 2013
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