Get Ready to Explore the Great Outdoors!
This educational program is designed to help you meet national standards in language arts and geography. Developed by Scholastic and generously sponsored by Skippy® Peanut Butter and the National Park Foundation, these materials encourage kids to be active, have fun, and discover the wonders of nature.
The dynamic Explore the Great Outdoors map of the U.S. (found under Teacher Resources below) teaches critical geography skills, and encourages kids and families to explore our National Parks. From coast to coast, the National Park system offers hundreds of places where families can explore nature, learn about our nation's culture and history, and get active outdoors.
Students will learn:
- Lessons in language arts and U.S. geography
- About the natural features, wildlife, history, and monuments protected by our National Park
- Exciting ways to be active outdoors, have fun, and discover the wonders of nature
Bonus Activity 1 Where will You Go Today? (PDF)
Bonus Activity 2 National Parks, So Much to See, So Much to Do (PDF)
Bonus Activity 3 National Park Adventures (PDF)
Family Activity 1 Get Active (PDF)
Family Activity 2 Outdoors! (PDF)
Family Activity 3 How do Peanuts Grow? (PDF)
Lesson Activity 1 Share Your Adventure (PDF)
Lesson Activity 2 Hunting for States, Capitals and National Parks (PDF)