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The True-Life Story of a High-Seas Adventurer

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The True-Life Story of a High-Seas Adventurer

Imagine you’re 27 years old. You’re a talented military strategist and an accomplished soldier. In fact, you have dueled the […]

Do National Parks Matter to Millennials?

As a college student with an on-again, off-again connection with nature, I recently wondered: Is having a relationship with the […]

NPCA staff and youth leaders lobby on Capitol Hill. Photo © NPCA.

Why We Lobby: Park Advocates Take to the Hill

By Barry Cox Lobbying has a bad reputation, but the truth is, the right of American citizens to petition their […]

James King, Jr., with his mom. Photo courtesy of the author.

Tackling a Mountain with Mom

For ages, I’d been trying to convince my mom to get outside. As someone who loves being in nature, I […]

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Trivia Challenge: Name This “Crooked River” Park

Q: Decades before this Midwestern site officially became a national park, the severe pollution in its river outraged and embarrassed […]