Friday, March 20, 2015

#20, Quick the Year was 1872 - Who Designated Yellowstone as the Country's First National Park?

Drum roll please.  I heard you, I bet many guessed Teddy Roosevelt.  The answer is President Ulysses Grant.  Today the National Park Service manages land in all 50 states.  Currently it takes care of 84 million acres.

Is there a 4th grader in your life?  If so they and their family are eligible for a one year free pass to the National Parks.  "Every Kid in a Park" is part of the National Park Service's 100 year birthday celebration.   

Info on the initiative can be read at the White House Blog

NPS Web Portal for teachers

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this it's a great resource to share with students!


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