The National Park Service protects and preserves some of the most important natural and historical treasures in the United States. You may have never noticed, but the NPS arrowhead emblem tells the story of what rangers protect at every National Park site.
Let’s discover the treasures at the park where you are by exploring each element of the NPS arrowhead.
Q. Think about one of the plants you found. How do you think it might support the ecosystem?
Birds can be found in many places. Hopping along the ground hunting worms, singing in the trees, or soaring overhead. Different birds are active at different times of day. How many birds can you count?
Reptiles & Amphibians
Coldblooded reptiles like lizards and snakes are often found warming in a sunny spot. Amphibians like frogs and salamanders are often found near water. How many reptiles and amphibians can you count?
Mammals vary in size and shape dramatically. From burrowing rodents to bounding deer, these furry creatures are everywhere. Humans belong to the mammal class. How many mammals can you count?
Insects and arthropods are animals with hard exoskeletons. Ants, butterflies, spiders, millipedes, bees, and mosquitos are just some examples of this type of animal. How many arthropods can you count?
Q. What can you find about who or what culture built this structure?
Q. Can you find ways the NPS has made recreation possible for people who visit?
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