Tomorrow is April 22nd, which means it’s Earth Day!
Earth Day got it’s start as a college movement in the 1970s. Today it’s celebrated in 193 countries all over the world every year. It’s a day to remember and refocus on important conservational efforts. But in the United States, it also means free entrance to the national parks. The National Park Service likes to encourage people to spend the day outside, in the fresh air. So if you’re wondering what to do tomorrow – well, I think you know what we’ll suggest…
Most national parks will also hold some form of activity or presentation. You can attend ranger-led walking tours, special lectures, and other educational programs free of charge. Check with your local national park for detailed information. Here in Capitol Reef, there is a history lesson, a geology talk and a special evening program. You can get the information here. It should make for a pretty fun weekend.
Of course, you don’t have to do anything so structured. Simply go for a hike in any of the national parks. Admire the natural beauty of the earth, and get some good exercise.
Earth Day is supposed remind all of us to be a little more conscious about how we impact the planet. No place can help us remember that as well as a national park. So, this Earth Day go hang out at your nearest park. It’s free. It’s fun. And it’s what Earth Day is all about.