Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Jacob W. Frank/NPS, Skiers on the Glen Creen Trai (Public domain) On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, creating the world’s first national park: Yellowstone National Park. Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/R3ptxxvMVYrjnT8i8 HeadlinesYellowstone at 150: busier yet wilder than ever, says park’s ‘winterkeeper’Yellowstone had 1m …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Photo: Brittglow, School of fish Australia – The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. The reef is the largest natural feature on earth and stretches more than 2,300 kilometers (1,430 miles) off the coast of Queensland. The forecasts for the reef’s survival are dire and there have been three mass coral …

Lamington = Woonoongoora National Park

Photo: Tatters, Rainbow over Numinbah Valley (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Australia’s Lamington National Park The Yugambeh Aboriginal people know this area as Woonoongoora, and these mountains are considered sacred. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/VDimsMa21doSw5HH9 Key Linksparks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/lamingtonFacebookFacebook [email protected] Lamington Natural History Associationlnha.org.auFacebook World Heritagewhc.unesco.org/en/list/368 This 20,600-hectare park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, …

Find Your Park

National Park Service Artwork (Some rights reserved) Hashtags #FindYourPark and #EncuentraTuParque are used in a promotion from the US National Park Service to entice conservation and visitation of protected areas. Translating: Find your parkSpanish: Encuentra tu parqueGerman: Finden Sie Ihren Park Embedded Tweets ElsewhereNPS Themes Planeta

Lake Mohave

Photo: Ken Lund, Willow Beach (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Lake Mohave Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/3v7XkL5xyHVWaT6GA NPS: Lake Mohave is a reservoir on the Colorado River created in 1951 following the completion of Davis Dam near present-day Laughlin, Nevada, and Bullhead City, Arizona. Named for the Mohave Indians who previously inhabited this region of the Colorado River …

Iguazu Falls

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Falls (Some rights reserved) Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian State of Paraná and the Argentine Province of Misiones. The Iguazu River originates near the city of Curitiba. It flows through Brazil for most of its course. Below its confluence with the San …

Park Bench

Photo: Ron Mader, Replacing the park benches in Oaxaca (2005) (Some rights reserved) Park bench = long seat on which multiple people may sit at the same time Quotes “Hostile architecture imagines a model citizen who is expensively caffeinated, constantly perched and poised, never in need of anyone or anything to lean on, forever ready …

Zion National Park

Photo: Ron Mader (Some rights reserved) Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon.” Key Linksnps.gov/zionStats [email protected] Google …

Glacier Bay

Photo: Jasperdo, National Park (This photo was taken onboard the Holland America Eurodam cruise ship) (Some rights reserved) Glacier Bay National Park – nps.gov/glba – is one of the jewels of the U.S. National Park System. Located in a remote section of Southeast Alaska, it is only accessible by ship. Key Linksnps.gov/glba/[email protected] Videos What’s so …

Exploring El Chico National Park (Parque Nacional El Chico)

Photo: Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Parque Nacional El Chico (Some rights reserved) Higalgo, Mexico – El Chico (The Little One) National Park was Mexico’s first national forest reserve, decreed so by President Porfirio Díaz at the end of the 19th century. Deforestation began three centuries earlier, when the metal-working industry indiscriminately chopped down trees for firewood. …