National Parks Documentary

If park lovers aren't out exploring nature this holiday season, the next best thing is to watch this wonderful PBS documentary on one of our nation's greatest treasure, our national parks. It's on Netflix and possibly available at your local library.  Short video clip previews are available here.

The following quotes aren't necessarily in the documentary, but are from the visionaries who helped forge our national parks system.

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." - John Muir

"I have always said I would not have been President had it not been for my experience in North Dakota." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Who will gainsay that the parks contain the highest potentialities of national pride, national contentment, and national health? A visit inspires love of country; begets contentment; engenders pride of possession; contains the antidote for national restlessness.... He is a better citizen with a keener appreciation of the privilege of living here who has toured the national parks."Stephen T. Mather, NPS Director, 1917-1929

"The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship." - Theodore Roosevelt

Happy Holidays!


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