National Park Week is a time to celebrate and explore our beautiful national parks. To celebrate, the National Park Service in partnership with the National Parks Foundation will host a variety of special programs, events and online experiences. Here are some of our recommendations on what to do during National Park Week, which runs from 4/16 - 4/24/22:
Visit a National Park on 4/16/22 for Free!
Entrance fees are waived by the NPS on April 16 to kick off National Park Week to encourage everyone to get out and visit their favorite parks.
Have Your Kids or Grand Kids Participate in National Junior Ranger Day
National Junior Ranger Day is happening on 4/23 and kids ages 5 - 13 are invited to earn Junior Ranger Badges while learning about our National Parks. Interested youth complete a series of activities during a park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger patch and Junior Ranger certificate. There is also a virtual version of this program as well. To learn more visit https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/national-junior-ranger-day.htm
Answer a National Parks Trivia Question
Here's the question: What was the first US National Park, signed into effect by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872?
If you don't already know it, the answer to this question can be found at bottom of this newsletter.
Enter the Wendy Gold Studios™ National Parks Push Pin Map Giveaway Contest
In honor of National Park Week, we will be giving away one 18" x 24" National Park Push Pin Map. To enter for a chance to win this map, visit our Facebook & Instagram sites @wendygoldstudios find the post about this contest, and post a comment and share with us your favorite National Park.
Contest runs from 4/16 - 4/24/22. One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on 4/25/22.
Track Your Visits to National Parks with a Pin Map & Save 10%
In honor of National Park Week, Wendy Gold Studios™ will offer 10% off all our National Parks USA Push Pin Maps.
Inspired by fond childhood memories of the many road trips and visits to National Parks that she made with her father, collage artist Wendy Gold designed this scenic mountain style pin map to create the feeling as if you are literally hiking down a trail in a National Park. This stunning map makes a wonderful gift for an individual, couple or family to use for tracking their travels and planning their next visits to all 63 National Parks. Save 10% now through 4/24. Discount auto applies during check out.
Visit the National Park Service & Foundation Websites
Want to learn even more about our National Parks? We encourage you to visit the National Park Service and National Parks Foundation websites.
National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/index.htm
National Parks Foundation: https://www.nationalparks.org/
Explore, Learn & Protect
P.s. The first National Park is Yellowstone!
Photo @ Stephanie Bergeron
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