Tips & Tricks for Family Fun on Earth Day (April 22nd) in National Parks

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Tomorrow is Earth Day and there will be a lot of family friendly events to attend or have your own Earth Day celebration. There are some great family fun parks that you can go to with the family to have a great day. There are also a couple of great programs that your family can take part in as well.

· Enjoy: There are few more beautiful places to picnic than our national parks, which also offer other ways to spend quality time with your family:

· Exercise: You can run, hike, bike, swim and even do yoga in our national parks! Bring lots of water and wear light-colored clothing to keep you cool. The Healthy Parks, Healthy People program also offers organized activities for families and children.

· Learn: National parks are our country’s biggest classroom, protecting and preserving our vast landscapes, history and culture. And Parks For Play is a National Park Foundation program that offers educational family activities in 35 of our national parks.

· What To Bring:

o Bring a hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun

o Don’t forget a camera

o Bring a bag or backpack filled with the essentials – water, snacks and a map of the park

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