Tag: national parks

Poetry on the Trails

April is National Poetry Month. National Park Week is set for April 18-26. What a better way to celebrate both cultural assets then to put some poetry in the parks! For the second year in a row the Port Angeles Library, which is part of the Washington State North Olympic Library System, is teaming up with Olympic National Park to create a series of four self-guided walks in the park featuring  poetry scattered throughout the landscape. Poets featured include Emily Brontë, Robert Burns, Raymond Carver, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Mary Oliver, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Percy Shelley and Gary Snyder among others.  And if your muse is kindled during your visit you're...

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America’s National Parks: Pop-Up Style

"The best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our very best."  — Wallace Stegner on our National Parks While our government puts the final touches on a budget all of our National Parks remain closed.  As the Huffington Post points out in this handy infographic, "The shutdown of the federal government has had a devastating impact on some of the most beautiful places in the country." Well, here's one way to stay connected while we wait out the madness: A pop-up book! Illustrated by Dave Ember and executed by paper engineer Bruce Foster  America's National Parks might...

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