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Hoodoos of red stone traveling through their long maze, do I have to leave? . Different every day, the amazing red turrets. Beautiful, unique. . (Haiku composed by my stewards' two oldest for Jr. Ranger badge.) . #littlefreelibrary #sirowenlfl #southjordan #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram #librarylife #book #reading #haiku #haikusaturday #poetry #fallbreak #brycecanyon #nationalpark #brycecanyonnationalpark #fourthgrade #everykidinapark
Explore, dream, discover with your kids. #Everykidinapark #SDtravelconsulting
I can’t believe it took 16 years of living in California before we got to experience Lassen. Sigh 😔 Making up for lost time with three visits in the last year.
🖤 Big Bend 🖤 With every National Park we visit, it makes my desire to eventually pursue a career in the Outdoors even stronger. Experiencing Big Bend has been one of the strongest driving forces for that goal yet. #myfavoritenationalpark #bigbendnationalpark #bigbendnps #bigbend #bigbendtx #nps #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #nationalparks #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #radparks #everykidinapark #kidsinparks #balancedrock #goals #someday #whenigrowup #texas #westtexas #thegreatoutdoors #roamingoklahomans
Our second day at Capitol Reef did not disappoint. My kids' favorite was the Grand Walsh. They climbed rocks for hours and hours! Let's hope they sleep well tonight 😁 #capitolreefnationalpark #travelwithkids #everykidinapark #kidsspeakforparks #familytravel
"Our national, state, and local parks are facing a myriad of challenges from climate change while simultaneously expected to provide recreation, wildlife refuge, public gathering space, health benefits, and environmental Justice". - Jonathan Jarvis ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had the opportunity to meet Jonathan this year and I love this quote! We have to protect our parks!! 🌎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @ryanjonsheets
Yesterday, our Community Volunteer Ambassador Kelsey, spoke with 50 fourth graders about the Every Kid in a Park program. When fourth graders complete this program they can receive a pass to visit all National Parks for free during their fourth grade school year. For more information about Every Kid in a Park and our off-site programs, please visit our website and everykidinapark.gov #EveryKidInAPark #FindYourPark
Educators!! The National Park Service wants to take YOUR fourth grade classes on a completely FREE trip to a local national park or historic site, including the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens!! Inquire for further information. #findyourpark #YOTA #dcps #EveryKidInAPark
#SipapuBridge at #NaturalBridgesNationalMonument has ladders, rocks, and handrails...all things that motivate these boys to hike. #sipapu #naturalbridges #nps #findyourpark #everykidinapark #utah #beaUTAHful #june2017 #tbt #tbthursday
We had a blast with our fourth grade friends from Lonsdale Elementary School today! #obednps #nps #findyourpark #everykidinapark #nationalparkfoundation
My kids are out of school today and tomorrow. They wanted to stay home on their electronics, eat every ten minutes, and fight round the clock on repeat. I voted no to all of that! I opted to head down to Capitol Reef National Park. We have a 4th grader this year so we can get in free to all the National Parks. I haven't been here since I was a kid and it's so fun seeing it again through my kids' eyes. The scenery is stunning. Simply amazing!! #utah #capitolreefnationalpark #everykidinapark #kidsspeakforparks #familytravel #travelwithkids #hikingwithkids #38statesandcounting #wanderlust
Did you know that every 4th grader in the country- including homeschoolers- can get a free National Parks Pass? Go to everykidinapark.gov to sign up. We’ve got a long list we want to try and visit before her pass expires next August!
“The sun shines not on us but in us”. - John Muir ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @sheets_studios
Meteor Crater • Northern Arizona . . . If you know me, you know that I’m an adventure seeker. I’ve got wanderlust, and I’ve got it bad. Six kids means I that don’t get to up and travel the world the way I would love to. But having six kids has never stopped me from up and traveling the state of Arizona. Or surrounding states, for that matter. Thanks to #everykidinapark , our favorite fourth grader gets the family into National Parks for free (if you have a fourth grader, go to everykidinapark.gov and get your free park pass). So during fall break, we decided that a day trip was in order. I had never even heard of Wupatki Pueblos until this last week. IT IS AMAZING. You are able to get up close to several pueblos dating back 900+ years. It is INCREDIBLE. We chased up that adventure with a visit to Meteor Crater. NOT a national park. NOT free. And NOT my favorite. But memorable and neat, all the same. Since I’ll basically have a fourth grader for the next seven years, you can expect a lot of adventures similar to this from our crew for the next while.
newts and shells and tadpoles, oh my! #everykidinapark
The market for educational apps and games for children is a multi-billion dollar global industry, predicted to grow over the next ten years. A recent Australian survey found 4-5 year olds spend 2.2 hours each day on a screen, and much of that is on apps and shows that promote themselves as being educational. I’ve had a few conversations with parents recently about these apps, ‘They’re going to school with a real head start’ one Mum told me, ‘one that I certainly didn’t have.’ But if you talk to teachers you get a different story. Higher numbers of children with speech delays, children who find it increasingly hard to concentrate and play imaginatively. Most will tell you to forgo the educational apps and instead invest your time in something simple. Like taking a walk, drawing a picture, cooking or planting something together. There’s so much learning that happens in these simple activities. Take gardening for example. There are endless opportunities for language development outside, talking about plants, bugs and birds in a constantly changing environment. And numeracy too—counting and measuring, discussing size, height and changes over time. And every visit to the garden is a scientific investigation into the ecology on which we depend. There are wriggly worms, and buzzing bees, and even the invisible components of soil and sun that allow plants to grow into something that then, helps us grow. Even if you live in the city, a potted plant on a windowsill or a visit to a community garden will spark the same rich learning. And best of all the garden reminds us of some important values, that we are all at risk of forgetting when we spend too much time inside. That waste is unnecessary, that generosity serves us better than greed, and that we all have a role to play in creating a greener, brighter, healthier future for our planet and ourselves. . Also, swipe to see the kids, with their garden hero @costasworld who we stumbled across at Launceston airport last week. He was completely lovely and they haven’t stopped talking about it since. So thankful to him and the many others working hard to inspire the next generation to love this wonderful earth. 🌿🌏😍
We we're happy to host some park rangers from Yaquina Head National Park this morning. They talked to our 4th graders about the #everykidinapark program. Please check out their website for more information on how your 4th grader, or future 4th grader, can participate. Everykidinapark.gov #ComeGrowWithHoover #gooutside
Have a fourth-grader in your life? The Every Kid In a Park Pass program gives kids a free pass to all federal public lands, AND they can bring three other people along, too. Meet one Alaska student who takes this responsibility seriously in my Outdoors With Kids column for @anchoragedailynews. . . . . . #everykidinapark #4thgraderocks #outdoorswithkids #kidsofalaska #getoutdoors #akonthego #findyourpark #publiclands #alaska #getoutside #outdoorfamilies
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to give the opening speech at Patagonia’s Midterm Lot Party in Reno! 🤙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wish I could vote to support the National Parks and Monuments and to protect our environment. If you are old enough, please get out and vote because the Midterms Matter! 🌎
We’ve been to #Yosemite numerous times over the years. Caleb wasn’t going to be happy until we hiked to the top of Vernal Fall. I’m pretty sure we’ve opened a can of worms that will be a lifetime obsession for him. While the falls are much more impressive in the spring and summer, we prefer the less congested trails during October. I love Yosemite...but the crowds make peak season unappealing. . . . . . . #misttrail #kidsthathike #takethekids #everykidinapark #findyourpark #nps #yosemitenationalpark #neverstopexploring #optoutdoors #photooftheday
Full-moon-rise over Bryce. I do not exaggerate when I tell you my heart skipped a beat the moment I first caught sight of the amphitheater this summer, for the first time in too many years.  It was my first favorite national park, but I have been to so many at this point that I can no longer really claim a favorite, given their diversity. That said, it is probably the most spiritual one for me - the one that just fills me to the brim with amazement and awe. Others are gorgeous and magnificent, but Bryce is otherworldly and magical in its own, uniquely special way. . © Roots and Twigs Photography © rootsandtwigs.com Facebook ID: rootsandtwigs . fine art | documentary | lifestyle | families | children | seniors | weddings | events Fort Collins, Colorado and surrounding areas. . . . #americasbestidea #beautifuldestinations #bryce #brycecanyonnationalpark #coloradophotographer #everykidinapark #exploretocreate #findyourpark #fortcollinsphotographer #fullmoon #instajourney #landscape #landscapephotographer #landscapephotography #moon #moonrise #nationalparkgeek #nightsky #nikon #nps #optoutside #passionpassport #pictureoftheday #roadtrip #spiritual #takeahike #utah #utahrocks #visualsoflife #yourshotphotographer
This huge mansion was built for two people 😮 Now the hboys think we live in a poor house. Some more education about money must be discussed😂 #juniorrangerbadge #juniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #everykidinapark #kidslearnhistory #jr_ranger #nationalparkgeek
I love how God shows off! And I love that we get to explore places like this (along with a couple other thousand people)! . Thanks to #everykidinapark we got to explore the beauty of the desert at #archesnationalpark this weekend! As the girls were complaining about how tired their legs were and how hard it was to hike (seriously, only a mile!), we were able to chose gratitude for legs that take us places, the fact that we get to live where this is driving distance for us and cousins who were able to explore with us! . What are you choosing to be thankful for today? . . . #moabutah #doublearch #getout #getoutside #optoutside #goadventuring #intentionalliving #gratitude #thankfulliving #lastchildinthewoods #fourthgradeparkspass #countitalljoy #1000gifts #communityovercompetition
Another visit to National Park using the Every Kid in a Park Pass! Trying to hit many National Parks while we have this pass. Kids got another Junior Ranger Badge and a cancellation stamp. It’s so much fun visiting and learning new things together! 子供達と再び国立公園へ。新しいバッジとスタンプがコレクションに加わりました。 #deathvalley #deathvalleynationalpark #nationalpark #everykidinapark #juniorranger #デスバレー #デスバレー国立公園 #日帰りの旅
The boys were working hard on their Junior Ranger badges this weekend. First stop... #jr_ranger #juniorrangerbadge #juniorranger #explorelearnprotect #everykidinapark #kidslearnhistory @fdr_library
A beautiful sunrise over the marsh is the perfect way to kick off our special “Tales from the Marsh Side” Science event today. There will be a Man vs Nature hike at 1 pm and a real Terrapin Turtle Takeover at 2 pm, plus extra science activities and the usual guided fort tours. It’s Sunday Funday, so come join us! 🌅🐢🌎 #EarthScienceWeek #FindYourPark #fortpulaski #science #nature #sunrise #optoutside #everykidinapark #sundayfunday #ecology #hike #takeahike #visitsavannah #visittybee #georgiacoast #exploregeorgia
Kings creek falls....find the Woo
Today we had a visit from Brownsboro Chandler Intermediate School where they learned to the steps for operating a Civil War artillery piece and the safety procedures soldiers needed to learn. After that, they were instructed in the School of the Soldier and went through the manual of arms for marching and loading their muskets. We all had a blast! #nationalparkservice #nps #vick #vnmp #vicksburgnationalmilitarypark #students #manualofarms #cannon #loadinninetimes #findyourpark #everykidinapark
I love the wilderness, but I also love an all-inclusive resort. Get the best of both worlds at Denali Backcountry Lodge. Private cabins, stunning views, and amazing adventures. #trekarooing in #denalinationalpark . Read our full guide to visiting Denali National Park on our blog (link in profile @trekaroo ) . 📷: @solomomtakesflight , Trekaroo Contributor . . . . . . @denalinps #denali #alaska #wildalaska #alaskalife #mountains #denalinationalparkandpreserve #wilderness #glacier #juniorranger #everykidinapark #findyourpark #familyfun #familytravelblog #familytravelblogger #adventurousparents #travelwithkids #bestfamilytravels #wilderness_kids #littleadventures_bigpictures #braveandfreekids #wordschooling #travelwithkids #travelstoke #travelgram #familytraveltribe #travelmindset #momswhotravel #Kantishna
Peas in a pod. These two 💕. ——————————————————————-where we stayed: South-Walk-In campground. 20 or so tent only sites right next to the visitors center. Right next to the parking lot but enough down a slope so that you could pretend that the parking lot wasn’t there. There are no reservations all sites are first come first served. There are flush toilets but no showers. Nearest firewood is 20 minutes away in Mineral. The parking lot actually gives you an amazing view of the night sky when there is a New Moon taking advantage of Lassens dark skies. Fun fact: until 1993 this was a ski area in the winter and there was a chair lift and a small chalet. It was dismantled by the NPS. @ph12390 had his one and only disastrous attempt at skiing here as an 80s kid
That mountain feeling. Thanks for the pic @trixwithay #outdoorsociety
How Evie straight pulled a Rose and Jack on her brother: a photographic sequence. #sheletgo #siblings #bigbrother #littlesister #auntielife #EveryKidInAPark #OptOutside #alabamastateparks #findyourpark
On our way home from my sister's, we stopped by the Petrified Forest National Park. Naomi got a free park pass because she's in the 4th grade, and we took a short hike to some petrified wood. It was amazing! #everykidinapark #beautifulday #familytime
The remnants of Hurricane Michael brought a beautiful fog to #newrivergorge #nps #everykidinapark #findyourpark
Roadschool education: Photography⠀ 🔬⠀ Jaden has taken an interest in photography, so I gave him my old camera. If you ever see me in a photo, it’s because Jaden took it. Lol. ⠀ 📸⠀ He’s actually quite good and I love looking through his photos and seeing a different perspective than my own.⠀ 👀⠀ Do you or your children have a hidden talent?⠀ 🤩⠀ #northcascadeslove @ncascades #kidphotographer #outfamcommunity #familyandfootprints #everykidinapark
Denali National Park stretches over 6 million acres. It can be daunting to try to figure how how to explore this vast park with kids. @solomomtakesflight suggests Denali Backcountry Adventure. The tour begins early and stretches to around 13 hours. Still, it manages to be incredibly kid-friendly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As part of the tour, you have an option to pan for gold. @solomomtakes flights says: “The guide was able to teach us how to properly gold pan, something we had not yet accomplished over 4 weeks of attempts. Both my kids were lucky enough to strike gold. A special touch to this tour is that the Denali Backcountry Lodge will laminate any gold found on a card identifying it as Kantishna gold. This small gesture provided my kids with their favorite souvenir from this summer.” #trekarooing in #denalinationalpark . Read all about the Denali Backcountry Adventure on our blog (link in profile @trekaroo ) . 📷: @solomomtakesflight , Trekaroo Contributor . . . . . . @denalinps #denali #alaska #wildalaska #alaskalife #mountains #denalinationalparkandpreserve #wilderness #glacier #juniorranger #everykidinapark #findyourpark #fearlessfamtrav #travelmadfam #pottyadventures #wearetravelmums #followyoursunshine #familiestraveling #lpkids #runwildmychild #letthemexplore #wildandbravelittles #travelstoke #travelgram #familytraveltribe #travelmindset #momswhotravel
We made a stop at the Vicksburg National Military Park to pick up someone's #everykidinapark pass! It's so awesome that 4th graders (and their families) can experience the National Parks for free!! We didn't get to do the driving tour but my Tater was excited to experience General Grant at Vicksburg!! It reinforced his 3rd grade wax museum project. The kiddos earned more #juniorrangerbadges to add to their collection. #tatergoestoschool #nationalsparkstour2018 #balancingmommy #sassyspudandtater #sisterhoodofthetravelingskirt #SkirtSportsAmbassador #wondergirltank #sorceressskirt
Our last day at Shenandoah National Park. It has been rainy and foggy, but still so beautiful. Because of the rain, we decided to walk a mile down the AT and back from our campsite. We even spotted a salamander resting on a tree. It was fun to be walking in the fog, such a different light. . . . . . . . . #homeiswhereyouparkit #ditchingsuburbia #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #jrranger #juniorranger #nps #findyourpark #everykidinapark #rvlife #rvingwithkids #travelingfamilies #fulltimefamily #fulltimefamilies #diversifyoutdoors #diversifyourpubliclands #goadventuretogether #roadschool #roadschooling #outfamcommunity #almostfearless
I know. Every week, you hear me rave about the @santamonicamountainsnps Jr.Ranger Program that they host for the fourth graders in the Los Angeles School District. I do this because each week I get to see this program first hand, and I absolutely love all of the stations they set up for the kids. At this particular station, groups of kids sit for a few minutes on a picnic blanket, in the great outdoors, and answer questions about what they like about nature, and share stories. I think this activity should be a part of everyone’s day every day. 😍 _______ #getthemoutside #optoutside #outdoorlearning #hikingwithkids #getoutsideandexplore #vitaminn #everykidinapark
From now on I'm only sharing cute kid pictures. I have too many of them and I cannot control myself. . . Photo details: one of our #favorite places in all of #Washington is the #HohRainforest in @OlympicNationalPark. There's nowhere else quite as magical in the #PNW . This #trail , the Hall of Mosses is awesome with kids and it's exceptionally beautiful in the #fall . . . . Check out the link in our profile for our guide to #OlympicNPS , including our favorite hikes and weekend trip ideas. It's just the best! . . . . . . . #familytravel #intothewoods #outinnature #exploremore #liveoutsidegoexplore #fallcolors #Olympics #FindYourPark #brothers #kidstagram #everykidinapark #PNWonderland #PNWlife #VisitWashington #OlympicPeninsula #AutumnWatchPBS
This magic sibling moment, brought to you by Denali National Park. With Denali, North America’s highest mountain peak, towering over the vast landscape and abundant wildlife of Denali National Park, it’s no wonder travelers from across the world make Denali a bucket list destination. Most parents who visit Denali National Park with kids either hop on a non-narrated transit bus to explore the park or book one of the Denali National Park tours. Families willing to make the trek to Wonder Lake in Denali will be rewarded with amazing sights of Denali itself as well as numerous wildlife sightings. #trekarooing in #denalinationalpark . Our best tips for visiting Denali National Park with kids are live on our blog (link in profile @trekaroo ). . 📷: @solomomtakesflight , Trekaroo Contributor . . . . . . @denalinps #denali #alaska #wildalaska #alaskalife #mountains #denalinationalparkandpreserve #wilderness #glacier #juniorranger #everykidinapark #findyourpark #nationalparks #nps #babycantravel #freespiritedchild #mycolorfulkids #holidayswithkids #awesometravelkids #mytinyatlas #holidayswithkids #traveldeeper #familyadventures #familyvacations #gowithnugget #tmom #goadventuretogether #takethekids #welltraveledkids
We did it! The “3 mike, strenuous” hike to Delicate Arch was worth every step. I’ve realized that I have a pretty hard time dealing with drop offs... but not for me, I’m fine with the heights, mostly. But, I’m terrified one of the boys is going to fall. I want them to adventure and not be scared and experience ALL of this journey, but I’d really like for them to survive! I’m working on the anxiety of it. In the meantime, we’ll celebrate and enjoy these adventures. As much as we can 🤷🏻‍♀️😳😂. 🤗🎉👍💪🍻 . . #adventurekids #lovemyboys #moab #explore #rvlife #fulltimerv #fulltimervfamily #archesnationalpark #delicatearch #everykidinapark #findyourpark #momworries #lovemyboys #momworries
Beautiful Sandstone Falls @newrivernps #nps #everykidinapark #findyourpark
“When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles.” - Anonymous⠀ ☔️⠀ The weather didn’t cooperate for long hikes in North Cascades, so we just enjoyed the viewpoints.⠀ 🌬⠀ #travelwithkids #childrenofmountains #adventureswithkids #windblownhair #hikingwithtoddlers #everykidinapark #dadadventures
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