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  • Zion National Park | National Park Foundation
    and fall normally feature warm days and cool nights however there s always a chance of a late spring or early summer snowstorm Zion sees most of its precipitation in the winter with temperatures ranging from 50 degrees during the day to below freezing at night Zion National Park Tours and Camping Zion National Park camping hiking and backpacking are available to park guests Other outdoor adventures include biking along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and rafting along the Virgin River Guests in search of more leisurely activities can partake in Zion park ranger led events join a guided horseback tour or watch for one of the 285 bird species recorded in the park Park guests can stop by the Zion Canyon Visitor Center to pick up a Zion National Park Map Zion Park is open 24 hours a day year round However some attractions may be closed during inclement weather or colder seasons A weekly admission pass is 25 per vehicle or 12 for individuals Zion National Park camping is available at three developed frontcountry sites for a fee and reservations are required Guests looking for more luxurious accommodations within the park can stay at Zion Lodge While there is no additional booking fee it s recommended that reservations are made should you wish to stay at the lodge s cabins Travel Ideas 6 Weird Animal Fossils You Can Find At National Parks Few things have the power to transport your imagination back in time the way fossils can From ancient seas that receded long ago to the forests More Yellowstone Zion Grand Canyon In Winter There are some national park secrets that are only revealed in the winter And each park offers different adventures to discover Yellowstone More From Our Blog January 2016 In Case You Missed It Q A With National Park Photographer Michael Quine Find Your Park Press Play Video Contest Plan Your Visit Get Driving Directions Parks Near Zion National Park Cedar Breaks National Monument Pipe Spring National Monument Bryce Canyon National Park Rainbow Bridge National Monument NPF S Impact at Zion National Park Zion National Park Impact Grant The Zion National Park Green Fleet Bicycle Project was initiated to encourage using bicycles for short trips within and outside the park With the goals of reducing vehicle emissions and demand for More Real Stories From Park Fans https youtu be DlXOSfMBxco Rendall Flag as offensive Share Your Story The water flowed forcefully past my ankles its strength never wavering My family along with hundreds of other individuals read more Victoria Flag as offensive Share Your Story When hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park first always check the forecast prior to starting out but after that it read more Diane Flag as offensive Share Your Story Get a Park Passport It s an inexpensive souvenir and a good reminder of your visit Our family loves to collect them Trevor Flag as offensive Share Your Story My three grandchildren and I made the trip across the united

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/zion-national-park (2016-02-12)
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  • Galentine’s Day | National Park Foundation
    NPF Volunteer Shop Centennial Campaign Centennial Licensing Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks By Rocío Lower Thanks to the ingenious idea of Parks and Recreation s conservation icon Leslie Knope the day before Valentine s Day is now widely celebrated as Galentine s Day via GIPHY via GIPHY Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your Park Expedition About Our Mission Our Partners Become a Partner Annual Report Board of Directors Contact Our Work All Programs Protect Connect Inspire Local Park Support Grant Applications Centennial Open Outdoors For Kids News Trail Talk Blog Travel Ideas

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/celebrate-galentines-day-national-parks (2016-02-12)
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  • FYPx | National Park Foundation
    is too magically crafted With love sprinkled on top But then she s flips it And reverses it The cake that s baking of course And you peer down into the depths of cake like you re standing on the ledge of Arizona s Grand Canyon I wonder how far would a baseball travel if you bun d ted it from the top You know that feeling when you re with your people Your team Your SquadGoals No urgency Y all are sitting down with the specific intention of chillin And then of course because I struggle to sit still for more than 15 minutes at a time I say Come on let s go for a walk Really excited like because walks Hello So we spar in words Playing the dozens Taking it all the way back to seventh grade They say Sit your skinny butt down Be still woman But I pester Let s go let s go And then they start throwing pebbles No they start throwing stones I weave and dodge as though stealing bases But finally Homerun Y all are on the march Well first the drive A mini road trip from Seattle right into Paradise No for real the town is called Paradise Want to know why Of course you do Well many many many many many years ago This lady named Mary was struck by the immense beauty of Mount Rainier Of the views Of the scale Of the wildflowers And she said Oh what paradise And it was so Side bar the mountain s original name is Mt Tahoma Let us always remember that It s my favorite It s irresistible especially at sunrise Now here s a little something that needs to be heard Heeeeeere we go Once upon a time not long ago I woke up in Colorado Mesa Verde National Park at dark Alarm jostled me just before sunrise Enough time to insert contacts into dry eyes I can t see good without them The morning before I watched sunrise from the lodge deck But on this day On this day I wanted to see it Well experience it on the ground Shhhh The show is starting Ooooohhhhh Ahhhhhhhhhh Colors so strong and simultaneously so delicate Look at the views Is this ROY G BIV Red Orange Yellow Green BLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUE My favorite Wait I lost count Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet This is ROY G BIV This is ROY G mother flocking BIV Look at the views I shouted to the dismay of That Mule Deer Over There Look at the views Man I m going to get so many views Snap Chat Instagram Facebook Pinterest Periscope Google LinkedIN Now This Burn This Tumblr Tumblr tumblr we ve got a tumbler I didn t see that there loose impediment Rock on Down I go but hands up I got the shot And then the ROY G BIV sky said to me Slick Rick style don t cry

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/my-what-high-peaks-you-have (2016-02-12)
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  • Celebrating Black History Month in National Parks | National Park Foundation
    the 24 historic buildings that make up Fort Davis National Historic Site have been restored and are open for daily tours Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument is a new park honoring the importance of the Underground Railroad and its most famous conductor Harriet Tubman led countless escaped slaves to freedom and this new monument pays tribute to her accomplishments in addition to preserving the landscape of Maryland s Eastern Shore where she was born Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park In addition to featuring sites that celebrate Dayton Ohio natives Wilbur and Orville Wright the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park includes the home of accomplished African American poet and author Paul Laurence Dunbar The Paul Laurence Dunbar House the first house museum commemorating an African American is open for guided tours every Friday Saturday and Sunday George Washington Carver National Monument Missouri s George Washington Carver National Monument preserves the boyhood home of George Washington Carver In addition to the 1881 Moses Carver House the monument includes more than 200 acres of rolling hills and forests where Carver s early connection with nature and agriculture took root At the time of its dedication in 1943 it was the first national monument for an African American and also the first honoring a non president Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site In the 1900s African Americans struggle for equality extended to the U S Military where opportunities were limited by quotas exclusion and racial discrimination Alabama s Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site offers a tribute to the nearly 1 000 black World War II pilots who were the first to enter the Army Air Corps Activities at the historic site include museum exhibits films more than 20 wayside exhibits and annual aviation events Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Jim Crow laws prevented the vast majority of African Americans in Alabama from voting until the 1960s On March 7 1965 non violent protesters who sought the right to vote set out across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and were met by brutal violence from state troopers and the local sheriff s department volunteers The attack on the protestors outraged the nation and would later come to be known as Bloody Sunday After a few additional attempts to make the trek from Selma to Montgomery Judge Frank M Johnson finally issued an injunction to the civil rights protestors and on March 21 the official march began The 54 mile Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail would later be designated by the National Park Service to honor the events people and the route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama February is Black History Month and while it s a great time to visit any of these important parks appreciation for African American history and culture isn t limited to a single month Black history is American history and these parks provide an essential window into our past year round Whenever you visit share a story with

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/preserving-history-culture (2016-02-12)
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  • Trail Talk Blog | National Park Foundation
    Foundation is proud to highlight seven profound national parks From Civil War sites to Civil Rights monuments these parks more January 2016 In Case You Missed It Thursday January 28 2016 By Rocío Lower We kicked off 2016 with a bang worthy of welcoming in the National Park Service Centennial year Here s what you might have missed while you were out finding your park and more Because I Haven t Does That Mean I Don t Tuesday January 26 2016 By Whitney Mitchell We don t swim We don t get our hair wet We don t like the sun We don t go outside We don t hike For the past few years I ve navigated through vales of Buzzfeed comments more Celebrate Kansas Day In Your National Parks Monday January 25 2016 Jan 29 marks the anniversary of Kansas statehood also known as Kansas Day If you didn t know the Sunflower State has its own holiday you ve been missing out Mark your more You Can Look Cute In Outdoor Gear Friday January 22 2016 By Mellie Davis When I first thought about fashion and the outdoors I was a bit hesitant How could I possibly connect the two My thoughts on hiking and outdoor gear were based on what I have more Artifact Lincoln s Cane Thursday January 21 2016 By Hollis Bowe When you think of national parks you probably think of scenic landscapes historic structures battlefields and monuments With more than 400 national parks under its purview more Q A With National Park Photographer Michael Quine Wednesday January 20 2016 Michael Quine a Maryland native has accumulated countless national park memories during a year long journey through America s treasured places What do these memories all have more A Great Year In 2015

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/trail-talk (2016-02-12)
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  • 25 New Projects Getting More Kids & Adults Active In National Parks | National Park Foundation
    all visitors experience our parks as places to recreate inspire reflect and be active Since 2008 the National Park Foundation has granted more than 3 35 million through its Active Trails program As of early 2015 Active Trails has engaged more than 12 000 volunteers and 740 project partners at national parks across the country Collaborations between schools teachers youth groups Friends Groups and other partner organizations make each grantee s project possible Examples include Paddling at Canaveral National Seashore Florida The park is establishing a paddling program in the Playalinda District that will allow hundreds of visitors to access the lagoon s resources and reap the physical benefits of paddling The program will be run by volunteer Master Naturalists in Coastal Ecology who have great knowledge of the marine resource and are experienced paddlers Kayaking with Youth at Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio The park is partnering with Kent State University s Department of Recreation to offer water based recreation programs for youth including a pilot Junior Ranger Kayak Program for an estimated 120 youth Running Club at Fort Davis National Historic Site Texas Fort Davis National Historic Site is partnering with Fort Davis High School to support their running club The park is making their trails available to the running club to train three times per week giving students a safe and scenic place to practice To kick off the partnership the park will host two Fun Run 5Ks one for the students and the second for the general public Hiking with Native American Veterans at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Arizona Utilizing two new trails that were constructed by Native American youth in previous Active Trails programs Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site will offer Native American veterans a place to heal Park staff will offer monthly guided hikes to nearly 160 veterans providing them an opportunity to connect with nature share healthy meals and help maintain the trails Each guided trail experience will close with a prayer a vital part of the Native American culture The entire list of the 2016 Active Trails recipients can be found here The Active Trails projects are great examples of the countless ways there are to FindYourPark Launched in March 2015 Find Your Park Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with celebrate and support America s national parks and community based programs Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service s next 100 years FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation s natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history The National Park Foundation wishes to thank The Coca Cola Company and The Coca Cola Foundation for their generous support of the Active Trails program ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local

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  • 140,000+ 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Thanks To @GoParks’ $1.1 Million Funding | National Park Foundation
    than 400 000 students including this year s grantees to visit national parks and other public lands and waters Since 2014 Disney has been the lead sponsor of Open OutDoors for Kids opening a world of possibilities inspiration and adventure for young people We want to help people everywhere from all backgrounds discover how national parks forests wildlife refuges and other public lands and waters are relevant to their lives and the best way to do that is to give people the opportunity to experience them first hand said Will Shafroth president of the National Park Foundation Through our grants that provide funding for transportation and in park learning we are able to connect youth and their families to these special places and inspire people across the country to find their park which in turn can foster a lifelong connection to all that public lands and waters have to offer The National Park Foundation is leading the on the ground efforts for Every Kid in a Park in collaboration with the National Park Service Forest Service Department of Education Army Corps of Engineers Bureau of Land Management Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau of Reclamation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration You can read quotes from each of these agency partners on the National Park Foundation s blog today Collaborations between schools teachers youth groups Friends Groups and other partner organizations make each grantee s project possible Examples include Boston African American National Historic Site Massachusetts More than 600 fourth graders in the Boston Public Schools system will visit the park and learn about the importance of the African American community in Boston and the fight against slavery Libby Dam and Lake Koocanusa Montana More than 170 fourth graders will use a stream table model with conservation district partners visit with a wildlife rehabilitator and see live birds of prey learn about animal track identification tour the dam and outdoor recreation areas and go on a nature hike and scavenger hunt Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Idaho 100 fourth graders from Reed Elementary School will hike in the footsteps of those who traversed the Oregon Trail Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Michigan Approximately 650 fourth graders from local schools will get hands on experience exploring underwater shipwrecks with robots taking water samples in the Thunder Bay River and learning the effects of climate change with NOAA scientists Pisgah Ranger District North Carolina More than 150 fourth graders from local schools will have the opportunity to be gumshoes and travel back to 1905 to learn tools and traditions from mountain culture including washing clothes with a washboard and forest water Patuxent Research Refuge Maryland 500 Baltimore Prince George s and Fairfax county public school fourth graders will participate in wetland observation and water quality sampling outdoor wildlife and habitat games an educational tram ride and a woodland scavenger hunt Saguaro National Park Arizona 2 550 fourth graders from Tucson schools will explore the Hohokam culture by creating

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  • President Obama And First Family To Light National Christmas Tree December 3 At President’s Park | National Park Foundation
    Blacc Bellamy Young chart topping singer songwriter Kelsea Ballerini multi instrumentalist Tori Kelly musician producer and philanthropist Trombone Shorty the Joyous String Ensemble and the United States Coast Guard Band will perform a collection of holiday favorites Miss Piggy will make a special appearance and do a reading with First Lady Michelle Obama Keep up with the National Christmas Tree on Twitter at TheNationalTree and follow NCTL2015 on social media for more information about the event and its history This year s kick off to the holiday season in our nation s capital marks the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting and will be held tomorrow December 3 2015 on the Ellipse at President s Park White House The ceremony will kick off the holiday season in our nation s capital and can be viewed online LIVE at www thenationaltree org beginning at 4 30 p m ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre show The event can be seen on public television throughout the month of December For broadcast times check local listings or the National Christmas Tree Lighting website An American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923 the National Christmas Tree Lighting is a great example of the countless ways there are to FindYourPark Launched in March 2015 Find Your Park Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with celebrate and support America s national parks and community based programs Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service s next 100 years FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation s natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history A special thanks to GE Lighting Amtrak Christmas Northeast Inc Guest Services Inc Hargrove Inc Hudler Carolina Tree Farms Loews Madison Southwest Airlines and Washington Marriott at Metro Center for their generous support of the 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities The National Park Service has cared for the White House and its grounds since 1933 President s Park which includes the Ellipse and Lafayette Park was officially included in the national park system in 1961 Visit us at www nps gov on Facebook www facebook com nationalparkservice Twitter www twitter com natlparkservice and YouTube www youtube com nationalparkservice ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service Chartered by Congress in 1967 the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes vibrant culture and rich history and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards

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