Posted by: Kirsten | Friday, 4 April 2008

National Parks Week in April 2008

2008 Events by State… this is the current list of advertised National Park Week events as of 01 April.  Please check the NPS web resource page at for the most up-to-date information on parks in your area.  Also be sure to check the site for each park close to you as they will likely have more current info than the national site. 

Parke Diem!  — Jon


State / Park Event Date
Central High School NHS Bike Tour: Starting Point at Parking Lot. Please bring a bike, helmet, and water. 4/27
  Earth Day Events- “Green Cleaning” And “Picking Up the Tab” 4/22
  Junior Ranger Day 4/26
Lassen Volcanic NP Become a Junior Ranger at Tehama Co. Fairgrounds Children’s Fair in Red Bluff, CA 4/26
Rocky Mountain NP Skins and Skulls Program – Ranger Led Talk at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center 4/26
Curecanti Nat’l Rec Area Who Goes There? Lesson for 1st grade 4/22
Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP The Continuous Cycle for 2nd grade 4/22
  Dams and Hydroelectric Power for 3rd grade 4/22
  Die, Adapt, or Move lesson for 4th grade 4/22
  Watersheds lesson for 5th grade 4/23
  Energy lesson for 6th grade 4/23
  “The Active Earth” geology trip, 7th, 8th grade 4/23
  “Neversink: A Riparian Experience” trip for 4th grade 4/24
  Weather lesson for 2nd and 3rd grade 4/24
  “Black Canyon Habitats” trip for 1st grade 4/25
Canaveral Nat’l Seashore Anne Devine will be walking 24 miles as a March For Parks event 4/21-22
Hawai`i Volcanoes NP Kahuku History Hikes 4/20
  Residential Reforestation: How the Community Can Restore Native Forest 4/22
Effigy Mounds NMon National Park Week films at Visitor Center 4/19-27
  Bird and Nature Walk 4/19
  Effigy Mounds Jr. Ranger Program 4/19
  Bird Walk and Nature Walk 4/20
  Special Earth Day Hikes 4/22
  Garlic Mustard Cleanup 4/26
  Junior Ranger Day Program and Hike 4/26
Sleeping Bear Dunes NL Brown Bag Luncheon Series Call 231-326-5134 4/21-25
  National Junior Ranger Day 4/26
Vicksburg NMP Junior Ranger Day Event 4/26
Ozark Nat’l Scenic Riverways Junior Ranger Day Event 4/26
New Jersey
Gateway Nat’l Rec Area, Sandy Hook Unit Celebrate Earth Day and National Park Week on this walk through of the natural habitats. Call 732-872-5970 for details. 4/19-27
New York
Gateway Nat’l Rec Area, Jamaica Bay Unit Hike at Floyd Bennett Field 4/19
Bike Tour of Jacob Riis Park/Fort Tilden 4/19
Ranger Guided Tour of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge – Reservations Required 4/19
In This Building – A Ranger Led Tour of the Visitor Contact Station 4/20
The Art of Nature – Reservations Required 4/20
Earth Day Clean Up – Reservations Required: Call 718-318-4300 4/22
Plumb Beach Clean Up and Planting: Call 718-318-9344 4/25
Junior Flyers Program at Floyd Bennett Field – Reservations Required 4/26
Planting With Sprouts at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge – Reservations Required 4/27
Gateway Nat’l Rec Area, Staten Island Unit Earth Day Planting at Great Kills Park Education Field Station – Work with NPS Rangers to plant a variety of native species. Please bring gardening gloves. Call 718-987-6790 for details. 4/19-27
National Park Week Beach Clean Up at Great Kills Park Beach Cener – Join NPS Rangers for a spring cleaning of the park’s beaches. Bring gloves and water. Call 718-987-6790 for details. 4/19-27
Fallen Timbers/Fort Miamis Nat’l Historic Site Legacy Gala Dinner 4/25
Fallen Timbers/Fort Miamis Nat’l Historic Site March For Parks – March From Fort Miamis to the Fallen Timbers Monument 4/26
Fallen Timbers/Fort Miamis Nat’l Historic Site Junior Ranger Ceremony 4/26
Hopewell Furnace NHS March For Parks Event Trail Clean-up, Lunch, and Historic Tour. Call 610-582-8773 x225 for details. 3/15
Valley Forge NHP 3rd Annual Revolutionary Run 4/20
Fort Donelson NB Junior Ranger Day 4/26
Capitol Reef NP Booth at the Natural Resources Festival 4/24-26
Richmond Nat’l Battlefield Park National Park Week Activities 4/19-27
  Junior Ranger Day 4/26


  1. Regarding your Sept. 6, 2007 post:
    Glad you found Yellowstone’s new Young Scientist program of interest. We hope to expand the program this summer.

    It’s great to see your compilation of learning opportunities utilizing parks as teachers and classrooms!

    If you contact me by email, I may have some information of interest to your son.
    Ranger Beth Taylor

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