When it comes to natural beauty, Arizona is second to none. And there’s no better way to experience this beautiful scenery, rich history and wild life of Arizona’s national parks and national monuments!
Starting now, fourth-grade Girl Scouts can access educational programs at our national parks designed just for their age group. Encourage your girl to visit Every Kid in a Park and complete one of the educational activities. She’ll receive a downloadable paper voucher giving her and her family FREE access to any national park, seashore or historic monument/site for one year!
Did you know there are almost 43,000 fourth-grade girls in Arizona? Imagine if all these kids took their families to an Arizona national park and experience the many splendors it had to offer. Research shows that regular exposure to and interaction with nature before the age of 11 has lifelong impacts on children and creates positive feelings about nature and the environment.
Findings in our own More than S’mores report (2014) show that outdoor spaces support physical play, and that spending time in nature improves concentration and creative reasoning, and enhances leadership in girls by cultivating curiosity and a sense of discovery about the natural world.
The Grand Canyon, Casa Grande Ruins, Hohokam Pima and Sunset Crater Volcano, to name a few, are totally worth exploring in Arizona! Begin her outdoor adventure today with National Park Service!