National Parks Traveler Student Essay Contest


National Parks Traveler is holding a Student Essay Contest.

Three grand-prize winners of the Traveler’s first Take Your Family to the National Parks essay contest will win lodging for four members of their family in one of the country’s national parks, and some gear to help them enjoy the trip.

Entries are being accepted from students in three age brackets: 8-11, 12-15, and 16-18. 

Elementary students in the 8-11 age bracket should address this question: “Why are national parks good for kids?”

Middle school students in the 12-15 age bracket should address this question: “If you were to write President Obama telling him why the National Parks should be saved, what would you say and why?”

High school students in the 16-18 age bracket should address this question: “What are the greatest threats to our national parks, and how can they be countered?”

The winning essays will be selected by National Park Service Director
Jonathan Jarvis and announced during National Parks Week in mid-April. Now, that’s impressive.

Check the National Parks Traveler page for all rules and regs.

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