For more than 1,000 years, Scarlet macaws have dazzled people of the Southwest. Their brilliantly colored plumage and large size inspire curiosity among those who see them. Remains of macaws have been documented in early archaeological excavations at both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot national monuments.
Tuzigoot National Monument
One of the most accessible units of the National Park System has to be Montezuma Castle National Monument, which protects a 1,000-year-old cliff dwelling less than 10 minutes off Interstate 17 in Arizona.
Connecting Kids With Parks Takes Different Directions At Virgin Islands National Park, Tuzigoot National Monument
Electricity might not immediately come to mind in terms of connecting today's younger generations with the national parks, but that was the key in at least one instance involving a Massachusetts teen and Virgin Islands National Park.