During National Park Week, April 17-25, 2021, you can explore our country’s most stunning national parks, both in person and from home. The National Park Service is helping us connect with nature through a free entrance day and digital opportunities that bring the national parks to you.
Here’s the full schedule of events.
2021 National Park Week
April 17: Park Rx Day
The week is kicking off with free admission to all national parks. The National Park Service invites you to give yourself the gift of good health by finding wellness in nature. Get a dose of the outdoors at home, in your neighborhood, at a nearby park or trail, or virtually. For free admission, discover the national parks near Portland.
April 18: Volunteer Sunday
Want to learn about volunteer opportunities at national parks? From clearing trails to planting trees to assisting archaeologists, thousands of volunteers support the National Park Service every year. Here’s your chance to learn more about National Park VIPs and give thanks to other who volunteer their time.
April 19: Military Monday
The National Parks Service salutes military and veterans by sharing stories on social media of military members that are preserved in parks across the country. NPS is also sharing a whole list of park resources for military and their families, including free yearly passes.
April 20: Transformation Tuesday
During Transformation Tuesday, NPS invites you to consider how national parks and outdoor spaces can transform your physical and mental health. Stay tuned to NPS’s social media platforms to explore various transformative park experiences.
April 21: Wayback Wednesday
Explore the history and share the memories you’ve made at a national park. You’ll learn about the history preserved in national parks and ongoing efforts to preserve America’s cultural treasures in communities across the country.
April 22: Earth Day
Join the global celebration with educational resources on Earth sciences, responsible recreation and programs for kids.
April 23: Friendship Friday
Spread your love of national parks with your friends and family. Share virtual tours or live online events to come together online.
April 24: National Junior Ranger Day
Kids are invited to start their virtual national park experience by participating in fun activities and special online programs for the whole family. Get access to online and printable activities along with virtual tours, videos, and webcams from national parks all across the country.
April 25: BARK Ranger Day
Your furry family member can be part of the BARK Ranger pack by learning the main principles of doggie park stewardship.
For more information about all of these events, visit the National Park Service’s website.
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