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National Parks & National Forests

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The Camping Trip That Changed America [2] is the story of a very important adventure in the great outdoors. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt asked naturalist John Muir to take him camping. Roosevelt was so ready to get lost in the woods he ordered all of his aids away. The two men hiked and camped alone in the redwoods of Yosemite. Muir talked about the geology and the animals and the things he felt endangered them. President Roosevelt watched and listened. When he returned to Washington, President Roosevelt got to work.

In 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt established the U.S. Forest Service. Their spokesperson is someone you might know – Smokey the Bear! Today the U.S. Forest Service is responsible for 154 National Forests and 20 National Grasslands.

The National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act. This act created the National Park Service to help manage national parks, battlefields, historic sites, and monuments. Today, the National Park Service is responsible for 59 National Parks and 78 National Monuments.

[3]Indiana has 1 National Forest:

Indiana has 3 National Parks:


The eBooks, books, websites, activities and more on this page will help you learn about America’s stunning National Parks.

Websites, Activities & Printables:

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U.S. History in Context: National Parks  [17]is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? [18] It will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about U.S. National Parks.​


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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN? [18]Overdrive [20]

Ranger Rick's National Parks [21]Yellowstone National Park [22]Where Is Mt. Rushmore? [23]Where is the Grand Canyon? [24]The Grand Canyon [25]


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Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eVideos. Click on a link, enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN? [18]Overdrive [20]

Non-Fiction Printed Books:

Yellowstone Moran [36]The Camping Trip That Saved America [2]Mountain Chef [37]National Parks a Kids' Guide [38]A Weird and Wild Beauty [39]The 12 Most Amazing American Natural Wonders [40]National Parks Guide USA [41]Our Great Big Back Yard [42]What are the 7 Natural Wonders of the United States [43]My Book of Animals [44]Park Scientists [45]Buddy Bison's Yellowstone [46]Grand Canyon [47]Grand Canyon National Park [48]Great Smoky Mountains [49]Great Smoky Mountains National Park [50]Yellowstone [51]Yellowstone National Park [52]Yosemite [53]Yosemite National Park [54]Death Valley [55]Death Valley [56]Death Valley National Park [57]Everglades [58]Everglades National Park [59]Mount Rushmore [60]

Printed Fiction:

The Missing Grizzly Cubs [61]Sand Dune Pony [62]The Grand Canyon Burros that Broke [63]The Everglades Poacher Who Pretended [64]The Mount Rushmore Face That Couldn't See [65]The Yellowstone Kidnapping That Wasn't [66]Danger in the Narrows [67]Glacier National Park Going to the Sun [68]Grand Canyon National Park Tail of the Scorpion [69]Great Smoky Mountain National Park Ridge Runner Rescue [70]Mount Rushmore, Badlands & Wind Cave Going Underground [71]Olympic National Park Touch of the Tide Pool Crack of the Glacier [72]Rocky Mountain National Prk Peril on Longs Peak [73]Yellowstone National Park Eye of the Grizzly [74]Yosemite National Park Harrowing Ascent of Half Dome [75]Arches and Canyonlands National Park The Land of Standing Rocks [76]
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