“Parked” at Home? Celebrate National Park Week Virtually
National park enthusiasts who are “parked” at home don’t have to miss out on National Park Week (NPW). Mount Rainier National Park is celebrating NPW through social media. From Junior Ranger Day to Bark Ranger Day, and all the days in between, there is a day everyone in your family will want to celebrate!
“For National Park Week we want to help people “parked” at home,” said Chip Jenkins, the park’s superintendent. “You can still enjoy the icon of the Pacific Northwest, through a virtual visit. There are many options for kids, parents, teachers, people who enjoy scenery, science, and history.”
Join us online explore Mount Rainier National Park through the National Park Week themes:
- Saturday, April 18: Junior Ranger Day
- Sunday, April 19: Volunteer Day
- Monday, April 20: Military Monday
- Tuesday, April 21: Transportation Tuesday
- Wednesday, April 22: Earth Day
- Thursday, April 23: Throwback Thursday
- Friday, April 24: Friendship Friday
- Saturday, April 25: Park Rx Day
- Sunday, April 26: Bark Ranger Day
Follow @MountRainierNPS on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr to contribute to the celebration.
Join in the conversation and share your favorite Mount Rainier memories, photos, and stories using the hashtags #ShareMyRainier, #FindYourPark and #NationalParkWeek. From April 16 through 26, a special limited-time park ranger emoji will appear with the use of these hashtags, in addition to #FindYourVirtualPark and #EncuentraTuParque on Twitter.
Take a deeper dive into Mount Rainier National Park’s virtual experiences during National Park Week, or anytime, through these digital opportunities:
- Explore the park from home through the newly released Mount Rainier National Park Virtual Tour! This interactive map reveals many wonders of our iconic park.
- Take your Junior Rangers on a walk through the Kids webpages.
- Check the webcams for a mountain fix.
- Get an introduction to Mount Rainier National Park through the interactive StorymapMount Rainier: Off the Beaten Path
- Explore the Mount Rainier National Park website.
- Take in some amazing views through 360 video.
- Explore science, history, and more through the video Gallery and on YouTube.
- Find your favorite photos in our online galleries on the website and Flickr.
- Teachers, use Mount Rainier through Skype in the Classroom.