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2011-06-29 08:54:00

National Park Foundation Invites Americans Across the Country to Celebrate Independence Day in Our Nation's Nearly 400 National Parks WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, recommends celebrating our nation's birthday in one of its nearly 400 national parks. Whether you're interested in interactive educational activities, musical concerts, or in search of an impressive fireworks display close to...

2011-06-20 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service, announced today it will hold its Teacher Professional Development Program on climate change at the NatureBridge campus at Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on June 20 and 21. Funded by the National Park Foundation's Parks Climate Challenge, the program will provide nationally relevant and replicable training for teachers...

2011-06-02 16:19:00

National Park Foundation and Merrell also Launch "Trail Talk" featuring Interviews and Tips From National Park Rangers Around the Country at www.nationalparks.org/trailtalk. WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of National Trails Day, the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America's national parks, has teamed up with Merrell to invite Americans across the country to enjoy 10 can't miss trails in our national parks. (Logo:...

2011-06-02 10:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service, today announced the launch of the 2011 Share the Experience photo contest, an annual photography competition that encourages nature enthusiasts, amateur photographers and kids of all ages to explore their parks and share their experiences through...

2011-04-25 12:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Familia announces that it has partnered with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to support the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110425/FL88723) The 2011 Easter Egg Roll, which takes place today on the South Lawn of the White House, is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, "Get Up and Go!" All of the activities encourage...

2011-04-25 05:00:00

-- National Children's Museum provides engaging family activities, featuring Healthy Food Crowns and Fun Faberge Eggs -- WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Children's Museum (NCM) announces that it has partnered with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to support the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll. The 2011 Easter Egg Roll, which takes place today on the South Lawn of the White House, is focused on promoting...

2011-04-18 10:23:00

--National Parks Across the Country Are FREE In Honor Of Week-Long Celebration-- --Discover National Park Week Events in Your Neighborhood At NationalParkWeek.org-- WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, and the National Park Service are inviting people everywhere to experience the beauty and wonder of America's nearly 400 national parks for FREE during National Park Week 2011 which officially...

2011-04-14 09:11:00

Visit www.first-bloom.org to Vote for Your Favorite Garden Design April 15-May 16 Voters Are Entered to Win One of Three National Park Prize Packages WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, announced the unveiling of the 2011 "First Bloom" Garden Design Contest. The contest challenges First Bloom youth groups around the country to create the best garden design. "First Bloom" is a National Park...

2011-04-13 10:46:00

--National Park Foundation Invites People Everywhere to National Park Week April 16 - 24 Celebrating "Healthy Parks, Healthy People" -- WASHINGTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, is teaming up with the National Park Service to celebrate National Park Week 2011 April 16 - 24. Beginning this Saturday, people everywhere are invited to experience America's nearly 400 national parks which will be fee...

2011-04-12 00:00:27

Celebrate Earth Day while protecting our National Parks with a purchase from ThinkRespectProtect.com. 10% of all April and May sales through ThinkRespectProtect.com will be donated to the National Parks Conservation Association. Neenah, WI (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 MC Earthworks, LLC, (http://www.thinkrespectprotect.com) is a newly launched e-commerce company that sells high quality, eco-friendly products and gifts and donates a portion of the profits towards protecting the planet. In...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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