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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.

Archive for the "National Parks" Category

Cycling Your Way Through Our Parks

By Mar 15th 2011 No Comments »

One thing that was apparent while traveling through our National Parks during the summer of 2010 was that every park visited had something to offer for those looking to ride bikes during their visit. In fact, quite a few may offer better views of their surroundings while being on two wheels instead of four. For instance, Acadia National […]

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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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Honoring Dr. King at our National Parks

By Jan 17th 2011 No Comments »

Today, as we celebrate the birth and life-changing accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are also welcome to commemorate the major events and influences of the Civil Rights Movement through our National Parks.  Born on January 15th, 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American clergyman and activist who quickly became a […]

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A National Park…Without it’s Most Impressive Feature?

By Dec 21st 2010 1 Comment »

I would like to make note of a few important issues highlighted by Karianne’s post last week, it’s about…well…you guessed it…global warming.  We’ve all heard about GW – maybe too much – but then again, maybe too much is not enough since we are the cause of it.  Today we are now only learning and […]

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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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Mesa Verde National Park

By Dec 14th 2010 No Comments »

Our trip was ending and we had finally entered the gates of our last national park for the summer. Mesa Verde National Park welcomed us with open arms and we embraced the opportunity to explore our last park for the season whole-heartedly. It was our 26th National Park and 49th out of 392 National Park […]

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Moab Pt. II: Arches National Park

By Nov 3rd 2010 No Comments »

Our visit to Moab, Arches and Canyonlands was influenced by one huge factor – we were in our last week of travels and sickness had finally trumped Karianne, and slowly but surely, I was starting to get sick too.  While we were lucky enough to be in good health throughout the majority of our trip, […]

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Moab Pt I: Canyonlands National Park

By Nov 3rd 2010 No Comments »

As we departed Capitol Reef NP we continued eastward to the lovely outdoor adventure capitol of Utah known as Moab.  Located just west of Colorado, Moab is a well-known and very eclectic town – a true home base for outdoor enthusiasts alike.  Whether your sport is mountain biking the area’s native slickrock, rock climbing, white […]

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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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