U.S. National Parks have been called America’s best idea. Come learn about what makes these places so special! There are over 400 places to visit within the National Park System. We will share some of our favorites as we explore natural resource topics such as night sky, underwater, and volcanoes. Perhaps you might become inspired to plan your next big adventure!
This course aims to connect students to the nature in their backyards while also broadening their understanding of the science and history of America’s National Parks.
The entire National Parks system covers more than 85 million acres with areas in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House!
Note to Parents:
- This course aims to connect kids to the nature in their backyards while also broadening their understanding of the science and history of America’s National Parks.
- During this eight-week course, we will focus on a few key natural resources topics and consider what goes into designating a national park. Students will have an opportunity to share fun facts and more about the places and parks that most interest them.