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Thursday, April 26th, 2012

  • A series of monthly astronomy parties at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan kicks off Friday when rangers and members of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society head out after dark into the lakeshore.

    The first gathering is scheduled for Friday evening in conjunction with National Park Week.

  • The 20th year of this annual event in Townsend, Tennessee is going to be a non-stop celebration.

  • National Park Week seems like an appropriate time to check your personal library to ensure it's up to snuff when it comes to the national parks.

  • If you want to hike to the most pyramidal, inspiring peaks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park—Chimney Tops—don’t target the trail Monday through Thursday from May through October 18th.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

  • With hopes of connecting more youth with national parks, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has provided a $500,000 grant to the National Park Foundation to help with the Foundation's "Ticket To Ride" and "[url=http://www.nationalparks.org/our-work/programs/americas-best-