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    Fictional Heroes Saving Parks

    Feb 2024 | By Linda Coutant

    What if a radical domestic terrorist group sought to destroy national parks? NPCA interviews the fiction writers of “Leave No Trace,” an action thriller set in iconic places people value…

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    Celebrating the 'Book Man' of Washington, D.C.

    Feb 2024 | By Jennifer Errick

    The pioneering educator Carter G. Woodson founded the precursor to Black History Month in 1926. Though temporarily closed for renovations, the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site is scheduled…

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    Learn About Black History in 11 Unexpected Places

    Feb 2024 | By Jennifer Errick, Linda Coutant

    These fascinating sites share important and often overlooked stories about people who shaped U.S. history and culture.

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    Stronger in the New Year

    Jan 2024 | By Robin Martin McKenna

    NPCA is intentional about how our own organizational transformation can contribute to the protection of our nation’s natural, cultural and historic treasures.

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    Next in Flight?

    Jan 2024 | By Linda Coutant

    The Wright Brothers were first in flight. Now, in the new Wright Flight Academy, high schoolers are building a plane on the same coastal landscape where aviation was born.

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    5 Ways to Chase Awe at Muir Woods National Monument

    Jan 2024 | By Susanna Klingenberg

    Encountering some of Earth's tallest living organisms is just the beginning of visitors' experience at this California park site.