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Category Archives: national parks
May 20 is the National Park Trust’s annual Kids to Parks Day. Click here to pledge to spend time in nature with your family (and have a chance at winning some great prizes). Read on, and there will be an … Continue reading
For the holidays, my family and I drove to Houston, TX and back. On our way back we stopped at Arches National Park in Utah for a few hours as a necessary road trip put stop. What a beautiful landscape. … Continue reading
2016 is almost over, and with it the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Columnist Mark Woods intended to write a book simply about visiting a variety of national parks over one year. Yet the book became much more … Continue reading
A thought: Public lands are part of our fabric of connectedness in this country; through our common ownership and appreciation of them, we are vested in one another, state to state, region to region, hunter to schoolteacher to tattooist to … Continue reading
National parks played a big part in my family’s summer this year. We visited Mount Rainier NP twice, Olympic National Park, and Lassen Volcanic National Park. And to gain entry into those parks we had my son’s Every Kid In … Continue reading
I don’t generally put the Bush family and connecting kids to nature in the same thought, but former First Lady Laura Bush has advocated for bringing children outside again and protecting wild spaces in Texas, where she lives (see here). So … Continue reading
Last Saturday was the National Park Trust’s annual Kids to Parks Day. I hosted a giveaway here for two cool National Geographic kid’s books about national parks, and the random winner was Stephanie of Raising Kids Wild. Thank you all … Continue reading
National Parks Week was just last month, and currently all 4th graders in the United States and their families can get free access to national parks and other national lands through the Every Kid in a Park program). We will visit Mount Rainier National Park … Continue reading
While this blog is dedicated to sharing about nature exploring in and around Portland, OR, occasionally we post about our country’s national parks. Our friends at the National Park Trust, who we’ve posted about before (see here), have published a … Continue reading
Rosy cheeks on a trip to Crater Lake National Park last weekend, where my son used his Every Kid in a Park pass: