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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.

The Next 100 Years…

By May 25th 2010 1 Comment »

It’s been 100 years since Glacier National Park became an official National Park – and we hope to look forward to 100 more years of it’s pristine beauty and natural wonders. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. ..

In 1850, Glacier National Park consisted of 150 glaciers, of which, 37 were named. Today, only 25 named glaciers remain. On top of that, two more named glaciers were lost earlier this month.

All this data begs the question, what’s going to happen in another 100 years? Ecologists predict that the remaining glaciers will be gone by the end of the decade. Scary, is it not?

The effects of global warming is undoubtedly ruining our landscape.  In fact, just last month a part of a glacier broke off and plunged into a lake in Peru, causing a 23-meter high tsunami wave that destroyed a nearby town.

This to me, is just another reminder of the importance of experiencing America’s landscapes and National Parks, because it’s obvious that they may not be here forever.

 

One Response to "The Next 100 Years…"

  1. Justin says:

    Looks like I need to plan a trip to Glacier very soon! Hope you guys make it there this summer.

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