Best of the ‘Net: A Roundup of Fun Park Stuff Online–April Fools’ Edition

The Best of the 'Net: April Fools' Edition with Jackalope

This week’s roundup of the best park stories online was an interesting one due to April Fools’ Day. Some of these stories are real and some are fake, but I actually believed one of the fake ones–for a moment. Guess which one.

1. I’d like to say we have all been there—setting the story straight about what it is that we do for work. Here is a fun meme about park interpreters and the various perspectives on what it is they do:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=432122843492538&set=a.430438936994262.90465.210845942286897&type=1&theater

2. The outdoors provides us with amazing experiences, especially in our national parks, but finding opportunities to get outside can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are many organizations and programs that can help. Check out how four youth groups discovered nature and their potential, from Get Inspired Outdoors:
http://www.outdoors.org/getinspiredoutdoors/

3. Sunday March 31’s Google doodle featured César Chávez, the first contemporary Latino American to be honored with a national monument:
http://www.google.com/doodles/cesar-chavezs-86th-birthday

4. Glacier National Park’s Facebook page had some fun on April Fools’ Day–finally capturing a jackalope on camera:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151381855739912&set=a.360427434911.154957.74553624911&type=1&theater

5. Yellowstone National Park Rangers receive all kinds of questions, ranging from “Do you put the animals away at night?” to “How do you turn it [Old Faithful] on?” Here is your dose of Geyser humor:

“Ever wonder why our Old Faithful predictions are so accurate? The whole + or – 10 minutes disclaimer is due to a sticky valve.” – Courtesy of Yellowstone National Park’s Facebook Page.

The valve that controls Old Faithful at Yellowstone

Have some fun online park stuff to share? Let me know!

About the Author

Senior Coordinator for Online Communications Megan Cantrell

Megan Cantrell is NPCA’s senior coordinator of online communications and loves to bike, hike, and volunteer in our national parks as much as she can.