Posts Tagged ‘National Parks’

The National Park System Name Game

If you review the National Park System website, you notice that they have many different designations of park areas. Why the difference? Why is one area called a park while another is called a preserve or monument? Let’s look at the history and the park system classification structure. The National Park Service was created in […]


Let’s Move Outside Junior Rangers – National Park Program Expanded

This week, 16 National Parks were added to the list of “Let’s Move Outside Junior Rangers” program. That brings the total number of National Parks with this service to 36. First Lady, Michelle Obama calls to kids across America, “Let’s Move Outside, Junior Rangers!”. The First Lady is spearheading the campaign to end childhood obesity […]


Wyoming to sell part of the Grand Teton National Park!

In a move to kick the spurs on the federal government, the governor of Wyoming, Dave Freudenthal, has threatened to sell two parcels of land inside the Grand Teton National Park. These two parcels are owned by the state. They are about one square mile each and are “state school trust lands”. They were given […]