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5 Ways to Celebrate National Park Week

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© Aaron Bates

Have you marked your calendar? National Park Week starts Saturday--and all national parks will offer free admission all weekend! Many parks will also have special events throughout the week, such as junior ranger programs and Earth Day activities. Here are five ways to celebrate.

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5 Tips for Exploring Nature with Kids

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© Annie Riker/NPCA

We go to the parks to feel small again. But what about those of us who ARE small? Here are 5 thoughtful ways to slow down, have fun, and enjoy parks at a kid’s pace.

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Young Donors Give Up Gifts to Help Parks

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© Sonia Brunner

Remember when you were young and asked all of your friends not to bring gifts to your birthday party? Odds are you don’t, because to most grade-schoolers, forgoing presents is an almost unthinkable sacrifice. But not to Owen and Zach Brunner. These brothers began a tradition of asking friends to give money to their favorite national parks in lieu of birthday gifts. We ask what motivates these inspiring young donors.

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See America

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© Brixton Doyle

NPCA and the Creative Action Network have set out to inspire a new generation of artists and nature lovers with the See America Project, a crowdsourced art campaign influenced by New Deal-era national park posters. Our new website showcases artists around the country celebrating our national parks and other treasured sites.

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