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National Parks Lesson

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National Parks are special areas that are protected by the federal government. The National Park Service protects these areas from human development so future generations can enjoy nature. Animals and plants in national parks are protected by law. National parks have hiking trails, restrooms, shops, and educational programs. Many parks charge an entrance fee. (3 pages)

Yellowstone National Park


  • Yellowstone is mostly in Wyoming.
  • Yellowstone was created in 1872 and was the first national park in the world.
  • The water in the photo is a geyser called Old Faithful. A geyser is a water spout that gushes from the ground.


Big Bend

Big Bend

  • Big Bend is in Texas.
  • It is located along the Rio Grande River between the United States and Mexico.


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