I thought it would be fitting to start off National Park week with photos from the National Mall and Memorials in Washington DC. These two photos were taken at the Jefferson Memorial. The photo above is taken from the steps looking north across Tidal Basin towards the Washington Monument. As always, I enjoy meeting the rangers that are on duty during our visit. They are always very helpful and informative. One of my treats for my classroom is the Junior Ranger Badge.
I have no memory of going to a National Park as a child. Now, it is something I treasure. The NPS's Junior Ranger program is an engaging way to encourage learning during an adventure. Please take the time to expose your young children to the amazingly rich sites our country has to offer!