The Tenth Annual Parks to Kids Day goes virtual this year, with online activities events bringing a much-needed infusion of the outdoors to kids and families as they isolate at home and practice social distancing.
Parks to Kids Day 2020 is Saturday, May 16th.
Download the FREE Park Passport mobile app to enjoy virtual tours of national parks, including such favorites as Yellowstone, Yosemite and Mt. Rushmore, and such national historic landmarks as NYC’s own Statue of Liberty.
Kids can also earn new digital badges, share photos, and more, including family activities such as a virtual scavenger hunt, a virtual fossil dig, a crossword puzzle of animals of the national parks, and Backyard Bingo.
Parks to Kids Day is sponsored by the National Park Trust, a land conservancy and environmental education nonprofit dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow.
Another important role is to connect kids to these unique, iconic places – because kids need parks and parks need kids.
Grownups can check the National Park Trust page of projects to see exactly what is being done, state-by-state.
In New York State, the Trust helped upgrade the Applachian National Scenic Trail.
In Pennsylvania, the Trust purchased land around Gettysburg National Military Park to protect it from developers.
There are additional ways to explore our national parks on the National Park Service website.
What’s your favorite national park?
Which one do you want to visit next?