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    Kids in Parks

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Fun Classes!

Do you find yourself gazing out of the window in class, when you're supposed to be listening to your teacher? Are you daydreaming about your last vacation in the great outdoors instead of memorizing your multiplication tables?

Stop fighting it and take your classroom outside! National parks are GREAT places to learn about, well, just about anything! They're like outdoor classrooms!


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Brooks Falls Bear Cam

Now you can follow the lives of the brown bears of Brooks River in Katmai National Park from anywhere with an internet connection.
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National Fossil Day

National Fossil Day 2017

Paleontologists and park rangers share fossil discoveries at special events nationwide and explain the importance of preserving fossils.
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by earning the César E. Chávez National Monument Junior Ranger badge!
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Discovering LA's Backyard

Are you a Fourth-grader? 19,000 of your closest pals are having fun and learning cool stuff at Santa Monica Mountains NRA with "Every Kid in a Park" festivities.
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Junior Ranger Apps

Imagine – you're in class and you've just been called on to tell everything you know about the Liberty Bell. Don't sweat! Get the answers and earn a Junior Ranger badge by downloading free apps!
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Bark Rangers

Grab your pooch and come out for a fun day of yelping and tail wagging while exploring Friendship Hill NHS. BARK Ranger teaches owners on how to help protect the park and earn a badge for rover.
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