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National Park Service - 2013 Events
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 National Park Week   Parks in or Near Connecticut   Junior Rangers
April 20 - 28, 2013
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Each spring, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, invite everyone to celebrate National Park Week. This year, from April 20 – 28, 2013, YOU are invited to get to know your national parks.
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Did you know…America’s national parks include more than:
•84 million acres of spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural treasures
•17,000 miles of trails
•43,000 miles of shoreline
•27,000 historic and prehistoric structures
•100 million museum items
•12,000 campsites

Join us for National Park Week and hike, learn, share, and give back in the nation’s 401 national parks!
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Get a Free Pass to the Parks Did you know…that from Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26, the national parks waive all entrance fees?  So, whether it is your first trip, or the latest of many memorable park experiences, there couldn’t be a better time to get out and explore!
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Together, we are owners, protectors and lovers of this land. Whether you are visiting, volunteering or interested in sharing your experience with the world, below you will find all the resources you need to make your National Park Week trip a memorable one.
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Visit a National ParkDid you know…that with 401 parks coast-to-coast, every American is less than 100 miles from a national park experience? National Park Week is the perfect opportunity to explore and enjoy these amazing places — so check the calendar of events, lace up your boots, pack your bag and set out on a national park adventure uniquely your own!
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Did you know…that last year, more than 800,000 children became Junior Rangers? Parks across the country will offer kid-friendly programs on National Junior Ranger Day – Saturday, April 20, 2013!

DID YOU KNOW…you can become a Junior Ranger?

Kids five to 12 years old are encouraged to take part in free Junior Ranger programs in almost every national park. Ask for a Junior Ranger booklet at the visitor center and earn a badge by completing different activities. Many parks will host special events on Junior Ranger Day – April 20, including Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Shenandoah National Park, and Booker T. Washington National Monument.
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More Information
National Parks: Accessible to Everyone

Accessibility for Park Visitors

Technical Assistance related to accessibility management

Department of the Interior Accessibilities Program

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these nearly 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn't stop there.

We are proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.

Taking care of the national parks and helping Americans take care of their communities is a job we love, and we need-and welcome-your help and support.

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