National Park Week!

Written by on April 8, 2013 in Marine Life

UPDATE — April 18
Get To Know Your National Parks During National Park Week! Check out the latest post from the National Park Service to learn about all the great things you can do at national parks across the country.

Did you know that there are 398 national parks in the U.S. and they include places like battlefields, historic homes and even seashores?

In two weeks, you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about national parks because April 20-28 is National Park Week! That means there’s free admission to every single national park in the U.S. from April 22-26.

This Earth Day (April 22) head to the closest park and enjoy some of the most beautiful places in the country. If you live on the coast, you might even be lucky enough to see some of the migratory species that benefit from national parks like humpback whales and leatherback sea turtles.

Underwater view at Dry Tortugas National Park.

Underwater view at Dry Tortugas National Park. Photo credit: National Park Service.

Here’s a list of some popular coastal parks:

And check out the 10 most popular parks in 2012 or see a full list of all national parks.

Orcas photographed in Glacier Bay National Park.

Orcas photographed in Glacier Bay National Park. Photo credit: National Park Service.

Copyright © 2013 by Marine Science Today, a publication of Marine Science Today LLC.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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  1. THE EARTH says:

    I think we should have an Earth Day ever month! Even the moon get’s a break to go chill in the shadows once a month!

  2. Emily says:

    Agreed! I also think One World One Ocean has a good idea: “We’re hijacking this year’s Earth Day to talk about the ocean.