National Park Week, April 18-26, celebrates these American treasures. While we're all staying at home this year, you can still explore National Parks from home with wonderful resources on the Find Your Virtual Park page. Plus, you may even get some ideas for future vacation destinations!
Wish you were exploring a park in person? Check out the many virtual tours available, including Death Valley National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I enjoyed the virtual tour videos of Wind Cave in South Dakota, a place I've actually been to in person!
If you love podcasts, don't miss the many podcast and audio series available. The Voices of Science podcast series takes listeners on an acoustic voyage to discover tales of extinction, invasion, volcanic eruptions, and ancient navigation through national parks in Hawai‘i, including Hawai'i Volcanoes. Kids will enjoy Junior Ranger Radio, featuring short songs and stories about animals, history and fossils in National Parks.
Social media fans will find a lot of fun in the National Park Service's Twitter account, which features chats with Park Rangers, photos from the parks, and lots of cute animals!
History lovers will appreciate the special section of the website dedicated to the National Park's celebration of the 19th Amendment this year. Explore stores, photos and history from the women who fought for the right to vote. Maybe you'll even be inspired to plan a trip to the Women's Rights National Historic Park in New York.
Celebrate your heritage and learn about others with Who We Are - Telling All Americans' Stories. There you can see how the diverse groups that make up our country share similarities and how our lives have intertwined.
However you celebrate National Parks Week, consider putting a visit to one of these American treasures on your list! You can use eBook travel guides to plan your next trip. Do you have a favorite National Park, or one you're hoping to visit in the future? Share with us in the comments!