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National Park Week, April 16 to 24, 2016, is America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It's all happening in your national parks.
Be sure to check out www.nationalparkweek.org. There you can share your national park photos, videos, and tips. While you're there, learn about this year’s National Park Service Centennial celebration and how you can Find Your Park and help support your national parks all year round.
Things you can do during National Park Week at the Wright Brothers National Memorial:
Wright Brothers National Memorial:
Visit for free! Throughout National Park Week, every national park site, including Wright Brothers National Memorial, will give you free admission!
On National Junior Ranger Day, April 16, earn your Junior Ranger Badge by completing a booklet and attending a ranger program.
Also, on April 16, join the National Park Service and First Flight Society for the celebration of 149th birthday celebration of Wilbur Wright from 9:45am-2:30pm. Activities and special programs will take place at the park. A naturalization ceremony with be taking place at 3pm with new citizens taking the Oath of Allegiance from the Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Join a special program April 23-24 at 2:30pm to learn more about the National Park Service and its meanings.
If you can’t visit a national park on National Junior Ranger Day, you can still become a web ranger by visiting www.nps.gov/webrangers.
For a fun and free way to learn more about the National Park Service during National Park Week, you can take an on-line 30-40 minute activity, Introduction to the National Park Service: The History of the NPS, available at www.provalenslearning.com. Completion of this course can provide teachers with 0.2 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits.