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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 our Parks

By Dec 15th 2010 No Comments »

Today, we hear more and more about the effects of “climate change”.  Scientists tell us there is little doubt that human activities are having a major impact on the atmosphere and ecosystems or our planet. Glaciers and snow packs are melting, stream and lake temperatures are going up, coastal erosion is increasing, and changes in […]

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Capitol Reef National Park

By Oct 6th 2010 No Comments »

Brigham Young sent settlers out to the remote corners of Utah and said, “…make gardens, orchards, and vineyards, and render the earth so pleasant when you look upon your labors you may do so with pleasure and that angels may delight to come to visit your beautiful locations.” The delightful oasis formed by the orchards […]

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Canyonlands National Park

By Oct 6th 2010 No Comments »

Canyonlands National Park preserves a wilderness of rock at the heart of the Colorado Plateau. Water and gravity have been the prime architects of this land, cutting flat layers of sedimentary rock into hundreds of canyons, mesas, arches, and spires.  At center stage are two canyons carved by the Green and Colorado rivers. Surrounding the […]

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Bryce Canyon National Park

By Sep 28th 2010 No Comments »

Bryce Canyon National park sits atop the Grand Staircase, a geologic stairway of rock that extends from the Pre-Cambrian rock of the Grand Canyon, through the Triassic/Jurassic layers of Zion, to the young Quaternary throne of Bryce Canyon. The Claron limestone erodes in such a way as to resemble the crowns of royalty. The meaning […]

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Grand Canyon

By Sep 15th 2010 No Comments »

Nowhere on this planet are the scope of geologic time and the power of geologic processes as superbly and beautifully exposed as in the Grand Canyon walls. Grand Canyon is one of the Earths most powerful, inspiring landscapes that overwhelm our senses. The canyon walls reach about 5,000 feet below the rim to the river. […]

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

By Sep 6th 2010 No Comments »

A land of big trees, deep canyons, tall peaks and flowing rivers… Sequoia National Park has the largest trees in the world and Kings Canyon is one of the deepest canyons of its kind in North America. Mount Whitney, on the eastern border of Sequoia, is the highest peak in the continental United States. The […]

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Yosemite National Park

By Sep 6th 2010 No Comments »

Yosemite National Park located in Central California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, encompasses an incredible 1,170- square miles of breathtaking splendor.  The park is one of the first wilderness parks in the Unites States. Home to grand waterfalls, deep valleys, meadows, half dome, some of the best rock climbing in the world and so much more! […]

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Redwood National Park

By Sep 6th 2010 No Comments »

“These great trees belong to silences and millennia. They seem indeed to be forms of immortality standing here among the transitory shapes of time.”  Edwin Markham, The Last Redwoods It is estimated that old-growth redwood forest once covered close to 2,000,000 acres of coastal northern CA. 96% of all old growth redwoods have been logged, […]

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Olympic National Park: The Hoh Rainforest

By Sep 1st 2010 No Comments »

Located on the internationally recognized world Heritage Site of the Olympic Peninsula, the Hoh Rain forest preserves a refuge of old growth trees. We chose to explore the Hall of Mosses trail through the forest. It allowed for close up views of the ancient, moss-laden trees rising from a thick carpeting of ferns. While walking […]

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Olympic National Park: Shi Shi Beach

By Sep 1st 2010 No Comments »

On our way to Shi Shi beach in Washington we stopped at one of the most beautiful and memorable Recreation Areas I have ever been to., Salt Creek Recreation Area in Port Angeles. Salt Creek is home to some of the most exceptional tide pools in the Northeast. Unfortunately Ash and I missed low tide […]

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