Educator Resources for National Parks

Want to take a break from it all and revel in nature's beauty? Take your pick from the 85 million acres of land the U.S. government has set aside for this very purpose. America's 59 national parks are large, protected areas off-limits to human settlement and land development. They provide shelter for rare wildlife and endangered species that are threatened by human activity. And they showcase incredible sights, such as Bryce Canyon's hoodoos, Arches Park's stone gateways, and Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser! It took the activism of citizens like John Muir and the advocacy of elected officials like President Theodore Roosevelt to fight for our nation's natural treasures. A century after the creation of the National Park Service, its lands are more popular than ever, hosting more than 300 million annual visitors. It's up to all of us to ensure the parks are preserved for future generations. So lace up your hiking shoes, grab your camera, and join Tim and Moby for a tour of America's most breathtaking natural wonders!