You do have to be careful with your voice. It is an instrument.Elvis Costello
This week, April 18-26, has been designated as a time to celebrate the 58 national parks in the United States through National Park Week and to remember that we can be instruments of change.
As we pay tribute, even virtually, to the beauty that has been preserved, we influence younger generations to visit our parks, conserve the natural assets set aside and protected for all, and explore what we can do to appreciate as well as enjoy our beautiful national parks.
We’ve visited many but not all of the national parks. And our home is within an hour drive of the most visited one: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We’ve driven the parks, hiked a bit, taken pictures, stood on the edges of natural formations, staring out at the vastness, and quietly marveled at the natural beauty right here in the USA.
This week, consider how we all can do more to appreciate and preserve our national parks. Learn about their unique qualities.
And share with others how we can maintain our parks for generations to come.
Since the parks are closed this week due to the nation’s efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus, the National Park Service invites you to celebrate the parks while having fun using the 20 in 20 virtual ideas for celebrating National Park Week.
We can be instruments of change. But we must expand our knowledge and share with future generations the important work of preserving and protecting our national parks. And, as soon as we can, we need to hit the road and visit our parks again — or for the first time. There’s much to see out there!
Rusha & Bert
This post is one of a series of one-word prompts for April 2020 called Discover Prompts by WordPress. Enjoy!