(Discover the World)
by Allison Thomas
Please specify which National Park you studied!
Penguins: Do 3 requirements including the 2 starred
Otter: Do 4 requirements including the 2 starred
Dolphin: Do 5 requirements including the 2 starred
Butterfly: Do 6 requirements including the 2 starred
Eagle: Do 7 requirements including the 2 starred
Owls: Do 9 requirements including the 2 starred
_____ 1.* Understand why and when your chosen park was set aside as a national park. Locate your park on a map.
_____ 2.* Be able to identify well-known features found in your chosen national park. (i.e. Old Faithful in Yellowstone or El Capitan in Yosemite)
_____ 3. Visit your chosen national park on at least one occasion. Be sure to follow all Leave No Trace Principles.
_____ 4. Do a service project while visiting your park. You could pick up litter, clear trails, clean facilities, or help with a ranger program.
_____ 5. Earn the Leave No Trace badge and understand why following these guidelines is important to this park.
_____ 6. Make up a puzzle or game using facts about your chosen park. Play it with someone.
_____ 7. Make a scrapbook about your visit to this national park.
_____ 8. Write a report or make a brochure or poster about the interesting natural features of this park (for example: mountains, rivers, geysers, or rock formations).
_____ 9. Learn about a legend or myth that features this national park. Retell your story to someone or to a group.
_____ 10. Learn about the people and animals that have called this park home. Share what you learn with your troop or family.
_____ 11. Watch a documentary or travelogue about this park and plan a trip (real or imaginary) to visit the places you liked most in the video.
_____ 12. Earn a Junior Ranger badge at your chosen park.
_____ 13. Research the history of your park and give a presentation about it.
_____ 14. Earn the Natural Wonders Badge (specific wonder) for a natural wonder occurring in your park.
_____ 15. Take a hike or go camping at your national park. How was this different from where you usually hike or camp in other places?
_____ 16. Make a chart comparing and contrasting the natural features, animals, climate, weather, etc. of this national park and your hometown.
_____ 17. Learn about what it takes to volunteer at your chosen park. What would a volunteer do? What sorts of things would you have to know?