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Journeys Through America is a nonprofit organization providing educational material for all school-aged children across the country. The program will form partnerships with local school districts to provide children with a new, interactive, educational experience integrating the history of America and its National Parks. Journeys Through America's goal is to foster a fun and adventurous learning environment that will promote altruistic growth within our children and our greater community.

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Saving the Sound of Silence

By Oct 17th 2010 No Comments »

It’s always so interesting reading about new initiatives taken on by the National Park Service to help preserve different elements of a park especially when it does not necessarily involve those elements that are tangible.  It proves to be a difficult task, but an important one nonetheless. At Zion National Park they are rolling out […]

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Capitol Reef National Park

By Oct 12th 2010 No Comments »

One of the lesser traveled parks in Utah but still as breathtaking, Capitol Reef National Park lies in the south central area of the state, surrounded by the impressive sandstone structures, narrow canyons and multicolored cliffs of the Waterpocket Fold.  The Waterpocket Fold is a naturally-occurring phenomenon.  Essentially, the earth’s crust warps, folds and crumbles […]

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Bryce Canyon National Park

By Sep 21st 2010 No Comments »

Bryce Canyon is truly a place of inspiration.  However, not the type of inspiration you will find at Yosemite or Redwood – there are no tremendous rock peaks towering above, or towering trees hundreds of years old…Bryce is so unique in its own nature, it’s incomparable to any other national park in the United States.  […]

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Zion National Park

By Sep 20th 2010 No Comments »

Zion National Park is located in Southwest Utah and is considered the most popular park in the state. The park was established in July of 1909 and is comprised of 229 square miles of unparalleled beauty. When reflecting back on the park I find it easy to say that Zion was one of my favorites […]

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The Grand Canyon

By Sep 13th 2010 No Comments »

The Grand Canyon is one of America’s oldest national parks and is well-named for its most prominent feature.  Saying the canyon is grand may be an understatement. In fact, they say you would have to be dozens of miles above the earth in order to see the Grand Canyon in its entirety, from end to […]

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Joshua Tree National Park

By Sep 13th 2010 No Comments »

Joshua Tree undoubtedly beholds the most interesting landscape we’ve seen thus far in a National Park.  Imagine, if you will, massive piles of boulders, weather-worn and eroded to create fantastic land structures. Arches, holes, and hollows complemented by Joshua Trees strewn all over the land.  It’s dry and hot, as it should be.  Two deserts […]

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Yosemite National Park

By Sep 5th 2010 No Comments »

In September of 1980, John Muir drafted an article on a proposed Yosemite National Park, the way he saw it.  His descriptions were clear. Here stood before him a wild land, a vast wilderness filled with grandeur and serene, spacious valleys. Muir’s proposed park lands “form charming sauntering grounds from which the glorious mountains may […]

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Redwood National Park

By Aug 31st 2010 No Comments »

Redwood National Park is home to the world’s most magnificent trees, some standing well over 300 feet tall.  Their immensity is humbling – and evokes a sense of astonishment with the age of the world. The discouraging fact about this park is that it was established in 1968, only after 90% of the redwood trees […]

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Olympic National Park: The Hoh Rainforest

By Aug 31st 2010 No Comments »

Breathe deep and close your eyes.  Exhale.  You open your eyes. You’re surrounded by trees seemingly as old as the earth.  Their branches are dripping with a forest of moss, green with life. You imagine yourself walking around the base of one of these colossal giants, and quickly loose count of how many steps you […]

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Olympic National Park: Shi Shi Beach

By Aug 31st 2010 No Comments »

After a quick stop at famous Pike Place market in Seattle, WA we rounded the Olympic peninsula and headed north towards Port Angeles and Olympic National Park.  Our first night was spent in Sequim Bay, about an hour east of Port Angeles.  The state park there offered luxurious amenities:  running water, toilets, coin operated showers […]

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