Visit America’s National Parks this Earth Day
When Earth Day returns on April 22, 2012, it will bring the beginning of National Park Week when visitors are invited to enjoy free admission and special events at parks across America from April 21 through April 29, 2012. Make your way to a National Park near you, or pack your travel bag and explore America through its National Parks.
National parks are a great way to wander away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and reconnect with nature. Taking the kids out to parks is a great way of teaching environmentally friendly practices, preserving nature, and serves as a way to pique their inner curiosity that connects nature and learning. The astounding beauty of the parks is bound to leave your child awestruck, invoking a passion for exploration.
Explore America was produced by the National Parks Promotion Council to inspire interest in visiting America’s National Parks. Longer, half-hour and hour versions of the video produced for the U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow and the U.S. Department of State. Special thanks is given to Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Finley Holiday Films, the NPS and many states, gateway communities and national park-related businesses who contributed still and motion images.
To learn more about National Parks Weeks special events and offers, visit the National Parks Promotion Council.