I'm an unabashed national park fan, as is my photographer husband Tom Uhlman. Our book about science projects going on in national parks required years of travel, research, and photography—lucky for us! We tagged along with a scientist studying
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As part of the celebration, NPS is encouraging everyone to discover nearby national parks. It's called Find My Park and displays parks by state or zip code. Try it out! Not able to travel right now? Engage young people in the centennial with a virtual road trip to a national park or national monument. How? First, invite kids to choose a national park or national monument to profile using a road map or the online NPS map. Then have them research the park or monument to fill out this graphic organizer.
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Encourage students to turn their information into a travel poster, brochure, or audio/video advertisement. The resources on the graphic organizer include links to fantastic images they can download.
Want more ideas? Check out the standards-aligned activities in the free reading and teaching guide for Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard!