• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Let's Move Outside

Young hikers on the Lassen Peak trail.
Young hikers on the Lassen Peak trail.
NPS Photo
 
Let's Move Outside logo

The Let's Move Outside campaign offers a fun way for kids to start making healthy choices at an early age. The campaign was initiated by the First Lady to get kids and their families to take advantage of America's great outdoors. Kids who participate in healthy recreation in the park can show their commitment to fitness with a Let's Move Outside sticker. The Junior Ranger program offers numerous active opportunities for kids including learning while exploring the park or participating in educational activities in a ranger-led program. Kids are also welcome to find new, creative ways to get outside and enjoy their National Park.

Did You Know?

reddish color microscopic snow alage

The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.