3 Tips for Family Fun in National Parks on Earth Day #FindYourPark #Travel

Have you heard of Find Your Park, a new campaign celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service and encouraging the next generation – and those who already know and love the parks – to get up, get out and Find Your Park!

First Lady Michelle Obama Tips for Family Fun in National Parks

Many celebrities and famous people are lending their efforts to the initiative including The White House and the First Lady Michelle Obama.

In honor of Earth Day (April 22, 2015) and National Park Week, here are some great tips and tricks for family fun in the national parks!

  • Enjoy: There are few more beautiful places to picnic than our national parks, which also offer other ways to spend quality time with your family:
  • Exercise: You can run, hike, bike, swim and even do yoga in our national parks! Bring lots of water and wear light-colored clothing to keep you cool. The Healthy Parks, Healthy People program also offers organized activities for families and children.
  • Learn: National parks are our country’s biggest classroom, protecting and preserving our vast landscapes, history and culture. And Parks for Play is a National Park Foundation program that offers educational family activities in 35 of our national parks.
With more than 400 parks across the country, there’s one closer than you think! Don't forget to share your family stories and photos on social media with #FindYourPark and go to www.FindYourPark.com to find your local park.

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