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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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Taking Your Park Experience to the Extreme

By May 2nd 2011 No Comments »

I stumbled upon the May 2011 issue of National Geographic while enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon at my grandmother’s.  When I scanned the cover my heart dropped, my knees weakened and my hands got all clammy.  Staring back at me was an image of a climber, standing on the aptly named “Thank God Ledge” of […]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month in our National Parks

By Mar 11th 2011 No Comments »

This month we look back & reflect upon those women in our history who have made historic achievements. This month, we seek to honor them and their legacy. Through our National Parks, we can learn more about those who have affected the lives of millions of Americans, yesterday and today.  Our parks commemorate their achievements, […]

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Federal ‘Shutdown’ Possibility & What It Means

By Feb 28th 2011 No Comments »

Come Friday, the goverment will (hopefully) have come to an agreement regarding budget spending and proposed cut-backs, putting an end to the mounting tensions in Washington and nation-wide and officially stomping out the possibility of a federal shutdown. In late 1995 and early 1996, the US experienced their last two major federal shutdowns – in what […]

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America’s Great Outdoors

By Feb 16th 2011 No Comments »

This afternoon, President Obama delivered a much-anticipated speech – a report on the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, a program which was launched just last year in an effort to preserve America’s park lands and open spaces.  It was brief but delivered a strong message.  It was, as I understood, a call to action – not […]

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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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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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Herrin Happening

By Aug 6th 2010 No Comments »

The past two weeks at the H Bar G Ranch in Estes Park, Colorado has been an unforgettable and memorable experience.  Being away from my own family has been a challenge but the Herrin family was more than welcoming and loving. I feel as though I am now blessed with 30 additional family members.  The 2010 […]

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Happy Trails to You

By Aug 6th 2010 No Comments »

The past two weeks we’ve been stationed in Estes Park, Colorado, staying at the H-Bar-G Ranch which is owned today by my aunt, and her mother and sister.  The ranch has a storied past. It was once a dude ranch, a girls horse-back riding camp, a hostel, and today, just a great place for family […]

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Estes Park Colorado & The H-Bar-G Ranch

By Jul 30th 2010 No Comments »

Estes Park, CO is home to the infamous Stanley Hotel (The shining), the never forgotten Big Thompson Flood, the ever-popular H-Bar-G Ranch, and of course, Rocky Mountain National Park. We arrived in Estes on Saturday morning to blue skies and only a few scattered clouds.  We headed for The H-Bar-G Ranch, a family-owned property that […]

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Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs CO

By Jul 30th 2010 No Comments »

En route to our next stop, Estes Park, CO we stopped off at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Garden of the Gods is a beautiful city park run by Colorado Springs. The name of the park dates back to 1859 when two surveyors helping to set up nearby Colorado City were […]

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