National Geographic Launches 'Find Your Park, Love Your Park' Activities, Interactive Map and Curriculum to Celebrate National Park Service Centennial with Support from Subaru of America

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


WASHINGTON – To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service in 2016, the National Geographic Society with support from Subaru of America, Inc. has launched the “Find Your Park, Love Your Park” educational initiative, developed to teach fourth graders across the United States about the importance of U.S. national parks and to empower students to preserve and protect them. 

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National Geographic has developed five free downloadable activity modules for educators, including an interactive map of all U.S. national parks. These modules provide educators with activities for students, including documenting animal tracks, geocaching scavenger hunts, using digital maps to explore different parks and discussing concrete ways students can help solve challenges facing national parks. 

The “Find Your Park, Love Your Park” educational initiative complements the National Park Service and National Park Foundation's Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement to celebrate and share inspirational stories from national parks nationwide.