Visit National Parks in 3-D Pop-up With the new National Parks Pop-up Book
1930s Style Posters Illustrations Bring Parks to Life in 3-D National Parks Pop-up Book
I have a love and appreciation for all that our National Parks do for conservation and protection of wild-lands in America. And as an outdoor educator that has worked in National Parks (yes, I wore the Smokey the Bear hat) I also respect how hard the Rangers and staff work with very little resources and pay. These parks have been tasked with excellence in service, collaborations, citizen science, heritage education, employee development, management, research, technology, and more (http://www.nps.gov/aboutus/mission.htm). Of the 59 parks under NPS there have been over 282 million visitors each year, and the numbers are growing. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park saw over 10 million visitors in 2012 alone. The golden Gate National Recreation Area had over 14 million visitors, and the Blue Ridge Parkway had over 15 million visitors (National Parks Traveler).