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Trail TRACKer of the Month - Nora

We are so proud of our Trail TRACKers, and that's why we like to recognize those who go out of their way to explore our trails. Each month, we honor at least one of these special explorers with the title of Trail TRACKer (or TRACKers) of the Month. Meet our Trail TRACKer for February 2021!
by Allison Royal, February 25th, 2021

Top Ten TRACK Trails of 2020

Listed below are our Top 10 Most Visited TRACK Trail sites for the year 2020. These parks, in no particular order, had the highest numbers of Kid in Parks registrations, with each park offering unique experiences across vastly different regions in the United States.
by Allison Royal, January 25th, 2021

#ThankfulThursday - America's Public Lands

This #ThankfulThursday, we want to recognize our partners in the National Park Service and other partners within the U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Department of Agriculture. America’s public lands are the crown jewels of our country. Made up of renowned national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, conservation areas, scenic rivers, marine monuments, historic sites, battlefields, and wildernesses, public lands cover hundreds of millions of acres across the nation.
by Allison Royal, November 5th, 2020

National TRACK Trails Day 2020

Not only do people benefit from being outdoors, but our public lands also benefit when people use them! Stronger connections between children and parks cultivate stewards who will understand the value of our public lands. As those connections have grown (and still grow!) on our network of TRACK Trails, we’re excited to celebrate our 2nd annual National TRACK Trails Day! A day to honor our partners and Trail TRACKers who help make this program possible!
by Allison Royal, July 17th, 2020

Introducing e-Adventures!

Kids in Parks has converted some of our most popular TRACK Trail brochures into e-Adventures that kids can do on a smartphone or tablet. Kids can complete these e-Adventures in their backyard, schoolyard, local park, on an official TRACK Trail, or anywhere in between.
by Allison Royal, April 28th, 2020

Creating a Nature Journal

Creating a nature journal is a great way to connect kids to the outdoors and encourage them to observe the natural world around them. Nature journals can be as simple or as creative as desired, can have a singular theme or cover many topics, and record findings in your backyard or findings from a hike.
by Allison Royal, March 31st, 2020