Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam About the photo – On April 3, 2017, the student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of a favorite target — the Grand Canyon — from low Earth orbit. Interested middle school students and teachers can sign up at the EarthKAM website. Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World …

Arches National Park

Photo: Neal Herbert/NPS, Broken Arch Arches National Park Key Links https://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm Dark Sky Certified Flickr @ArchesNPS Tweets by ArchesNPS Google Map Headlines Utah’s Arches National Park certified as International Dark Sky Park; what does that mean? Photos Embedded Tweets Congrats to @ArchesNPS, now certified as an International #DarkSkyPark! These are parks "recognized for quality night …

Raet National Park

Photo: Birgit Fostervold, Spornes Wikipedia: Raet National Park (Norwegian: Raet nasjonalpark) is a national park in Arendal, Tvedestrand and Grimstad in Aust-Agder, southeastern Norway. It is mostly a marine park, and includes some islands and coastal areas. Raet covers an area of 607 km2 (234 sq mi), of which 599 km2 (231 sq mi) is …

Soomaa National Park

Photo: Soomaa National Park (Estonia) Soomaa National Park is the second largest national park in Estonia. The park has bogs, large mires, sand dunes and what the locals call a ‘fifth season’ due to floods in springtime. Created in 1993, the park is located on the border of Pärnu and Viljandi Counties. Key Links soomaa.com …

Banff National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Bow River Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and the flagship of the nation’s park system. The park encompasses more than 6,000 square kilometers of mountain wilderness and is part of the larger Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than three million visitors a year make the …

Great Basin National Park

Photo: Great Basin National Park, Ridge North of Lexington Creek Updating news and key links to Great Basin National Park: Key Links https://www.nps.gov/grba/index.htm https://www.facebook.com/GreatBasinNPS https://www.flickr.com/photos/greatbasinnps https://twitter.com/GreatBasinNPS https://www.youtube.com/user/GreatBasinNP Wikipedia: The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North America. It spans nearly all of Nevada, much of Oregon and Utah, and portions …

Fiordland National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, On Doubtful Sound The largest of New Zealand’s 14 national parks is Fiordland with an area of 12,607 square kilometers (4,868 sq miles). The park is administered by the Department of Conservation. Milford Track The Milford Track is one of the most famous Great Walks in New Zealand. Places to go – …

Brecon Beacons National Park

Photo: Jack Pease, Rhinagoll Valley Wales – The Brecon Beacons National Park (Welsh: Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog) is one of three national parks, and is centred on the Brecon Beacons range of hills in the south. It includes the Black Mountain (Welsh: Y Mynydd Du) in the west, Fforest Fawr (Great Forest) and the Brecon …

Triglav National Park

Photo: European Space Agency Slovenia – At 2,800 meters above sea level, Mount Triglav is the highest in the country and a significant source of national pride, even featuring on the Slovenian coat of arms. Milan Kučan, the former president, famously once said that it was the duty of every countryman and woman to scale …

Kalkajaka

Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park is a 781 hectare protected area in Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Headlines ‘It’ll haunt you forever’: Traditional owners warn climbers of perils entering FNQ’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’ – Brendan Mounter To Indigenous traditional owners, Kalkajaka is a sacred battlefield of both spirits and warring clan groups. To tourists, Kalkajaka is …