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National Park Week 2021: Home & Virtual Tours

A guide of activities and multimedia experiences in celebration of America's National Parks.

Welcome!

This year National Park Week will be celebrated entirely online. Parks all across the country will be highlighting digital resources, activities, and virtual events. We hope everyone will find something in this guide that brings them enjoyment and gives a sense of the wonder and grandeur of our National Parks!

This guide was created by the Government Information and Maps Department at FAU Libraries. Please visit our website for more resources,

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National Park Week Themes

National park week themes

National Park Week Theme Days

Each day of National Park Week has its own theme. Find out more about each day’s celebration and how you can join in!

Park RX Day (Fee Free Day)

Saturday, April 17: Park RX Day (Fee Free Day)

Doctor's orders:  Get yourself to a park! Enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that can be experienced in national parks.

Volunteeer Sunday

Sunday, April 18: Volunteer Sunday

We'd Like to say a big thank you to more than 300,000 people who donate their time and talents as volunteers in national parks.

Military Monday

Monday, April 19: Military Monday

Recognizing the service and sacrifice of the U.S. military and their families. Discover connections and opportunities in parks.

Transformation Tuesday

Tuesday, April 20: Transformation Tuesday

National parks and communities are ever-changing and so are the opportunities!  Explore transformations with us.

Wayback Wednesday

Wednesday, April 21: Wayback Wednesday

Flash back to the past and learn more about the efforts to keep the nation's historic heritage preserved in parks and communities.

Earth Day

Thursday, April 22: Earth Day

Learn about the National Park Service's role in earth sciences and how you can get involved as a steward of the parks.

Friendship Friday

Friday, April 23: Friendship Friday

We get by with a little help from our friends. Check out the ways groups are involved in protecting parks and provifing opportunities.

National Junior Ranger Day

Saturday, April 24: National Junior Ranger Day

Calling kids of all ages!  Get ready to "explore, learn, and protect" while earning your Junior Ranger badge!

BARK Ranger Day

Sunday, April 25: BARK Ranger Day

Take your human for a walk in the park or learn how you can join the team of furriest rangers.

National Park Getaways

Explore these sites for fascinating virtual National Park Getaways!

    

 National Mall & Memorial Parks          Acadia National Park           Boston National Historical Park      Virgin Islands National Park

3D Tours

New tours for 2021! With simple 3D and 360-degree photography technology, National Parks are bought to you without you leaving home. Start your 3D virtual tour put together by Google Earth by clicking the park icons below. Have fun!

Acadia National Park, Maine Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Yosemite National Park, California Bryce Canyon Narional Park, Utah Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina

To discover more 3D tours with Google Earth, visit Google Earth's National Parks Series.

The NPS offers photos & multimedia virtual tours from their own websites. Here are some selected tours for you. If you would like to explore more, just simply type in "Virtual Tour" in the search box of the National Park Service website.

Google Virtual Tours

Five national parks have teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to offer virtual tours. Just simply click on the park icons below, your virtual tours will start right away. Enjoy exploring!

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