Wanderlust Wednesday – U.S. National Parks

Yesterday was Earth Day, an occasion in which we celebrate everything that Nature has to provide. We express gratitude for the beauty, resources, and infinite wonder that is Nature. Here are some of America’s National Treasures and some cool ways to celebrate Earth Day.

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,[1] and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.[2]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

Here are 6 ways to celebrate Earth Day:

  1. Be car-free. Walk or bike to school — not only is it good for the body, it’s good for the environment too!
  2. Make a bird feeder or house. Use a milk carton, a large water orsoda bottle, or a pine cone.
  3. Create recycling bins. Cut out pictures of plastic bottles, paper, and aluminum cans and glue them to the bins. Practice sorting together!
  4. Make positive promises. Fill a journal with resolutions for how your family can help the earth. Decorate it with photographs, poems, and pictures.
  5. Grow something. Plant a seed, sprout, flower, or tree in a pot, garden, or backyard.
  6. Spread the love. Make and decorate Earth Day cards using recycled materials. Include an Earth Day celebration tip, and send them to friends and family.

Source: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/parent-child/6-ways-to-celebrate-earth-day


Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Yosemite National Park, California
New Orleans Jazz Historical Park, Louisiana
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia
Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Alagnak Wild River, Alaska
Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, California

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