Mr.Wadness’ class has been working on a national park project. Each student picked a national park to study. Everyone wrote a business letter to the superintendent of their park asking for information: for example, a map, pictures, brochure, newspaper,etc. We also went Online and researched the parks. We learned about the attractions of the park, the wildlife,activities,and other information. Each student created a PowerPoint presentation and a speech that they will present in front of the class. The reporters researched five National Parks;one from each region of the United States of America. The parks we researched were Acadia, Mammoth Cave, Voyageurs, Channel Islands, and Big Bend.
Acadia National Park is located in Maine on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. There is a lot to do in Acadia National Park! You could go tidepooling, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, boating, swimming and more! One of the main attractions is driving up Cadillac Mountain. Be careful! The weather can be unpredictable, which means some of the trails may be closed or activities may be canceled if there is bad weather. The whole park might even be closed! Check the weather before getting in your car.
If you’re looking for Mammoth Cave National Park, you should find your way to Kentucky. Some things you can do there are horseback riding, fishing, cave tours, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and lots more! It is the world’s longest cave, more than 360 miles of mapped caves! Call the park or check the website to find out what tours are available.
Southeast – Mammoth Cave (KY)
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Voyageurs National Park is located in Minnesota. It got it’s name because French-Canadian voyageurs came through the park 200 years ago. It has 30 lakes and 900 islands. If you’re looking for something to do, you can go crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing, boat tours, canoeing, hiking and more!
Y’all looking for something fun to do in Texas? Then head on over to Big Bend National Park! Due to the physical features: mountains, deserts, and river environments, it is considered three parks in one. Some activities to do are biking, backpacking, hiking to Santa Elena Canyon, and visiting Castolon Historic District. Watch out for Javelinas which may be munching on cactus!
Southwest – Big Bend (TX)
Do you like exotic wildlife? Do you enjoy water activities? Then Channel Islands is the national park for you! Channel Islands National Park is located on the coast of Southern California. You can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, and bird watching. Some animals you may see are sea lions, elephant seals, whales, and island foxes.
West – Channel Islands (CA)
We hope you enjoyed learning about these five exciting national parks. Hopefully you will have time to visit all of them!
Reported by, Caroline C., Christian T., and Grace D.