Now here’s an idea worth repeating: educate future adults about some of the things the federal government makes possible in American life. The National Park Service (NPS) is doing just that. The agency recently launched a state-of-the-art education initiative just for kids. NPS has created a web portal where teachers can search for lesson plans and plan for field trips. To really grab their student’s attention, teachers can now use the latest distance technology learning programs to enable their students to interact, in real time, with park rangers in world class national parks thousands of miles away. Students can directly ask the park rangers questions and see the nation’s great parks in a way that makes them feel like they are there. This program seems destined to nurture a future generation of adults with an increased level of appreciation for our great American park system.
Click here to see the NPS website for teachers.