Twitter Recap: National Parks
What’s the nearest National Park to you? How often to do you visit?
@TamaraBenningto: Love going to the Perdido Key National Park at least once a week.
@sweetmatcha: Not often enough! Poconos is nearby.
@chickadeeprints: Zion National Park, UT…Beautiful!!!
@DebMomOf3: Sleeping Bear Dunes near Traverse City, MI. Haven’t been there in years but it’s such a beautiful area!
@ConnieFoggles: De Soto National Memorial Park and sadly I’ve never been there Will change that soon
How do you connect your kids with nature? Is it a part of your travel?
@rkosully: We always try to visit outdoorsy places and love to go hiking.
@GeekDad248: We go camping in a tent not a rv
@praisetruth: We take nature walks. We live 20 min. from Red River Gorge. They are such beautiful mountains. We love it!
@christielomb: We love to hike in the woods and find different rocks and trees. We always have a great time.
@marilola33: We love camping, hiking , eating local food
Which National Park do you most want to visit? Why?
@TamaraBenningto: Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park in TN would be a great adventure for the kids
@judy511: Denali um – Alaska!
@marilola33: Yosemite cause of the giant sequoia groves.
@GeekDad248: Yellowstone – i want see geysers and buffalo.
@KidProjectOrg: I want to visit Glacier National Park…cause I just do!
@maryheston: We have only missed N.Dakota/Maine/Virgin Islands – still need to see the Natl Parks there.
What are your favorite natural snacks?
@GratefulHoops: Love homemade trail mix and dried fruit.
@praisetruth:I love fruit all by itself. Any kind, oranges, apples and watermelon are the top ones!
@jmcarollo: Granola bars!!! You can never go wrong with granola bars!
@ConnieFoggles: Grapes, carrot sticks, cashews and peanuts. All time favorite dried fruit.
@CarissaRogers: I’m all about crunchy and dark chocolate lately, Pretzels anyone? covered in Dark chocolate?
What can/do you do to help preserve our National Parks?
@GeekDad248: There is a National Parks Foundation that accepts donations.
@christielomb: I think that the most important thing is to go often to the parks and use them as much as possible!
@ConnieFoggles: Follow rules for traffic, fires and where to drive
@DebMomOf3: Teach kids to respect and preserve them so next generation will have national parks to enjoy!
@maryheston: Most Parks have a society you can join – we have rotated: Most recently joined the Yellowstone society
How do you teach your kids about the wonders of nature?
@christielomb: They learn just by being outside, they can’t play video games, they start paying attention to nature!
@BeckyAdventure: Discover Nature with them!
@GeekDad248: We have annual membership to zoo and go often.
@WorldTravelMom: Show it to them in real life!
@KCEdventures: Our kids love to keep journals about what they see when we’re on ‘nature’ vacations – pics, notes and drawings.
Photo credit: Glacier National Park by Bill Bouton