Guide to Hiking the Scenic Trails of National Parks
REI Co-op National Parks Guide is among the most comprehensive guides to the National Parks System. Covering 50 popular sites—from Acadia National Park, in Maine, to Zion, in Utah—this photo-rich app for iOS and Android devices leads users through every step of their journey, from planning a trip to finding the most scenic trail once they’ve arrived. For each site, users will find general tips, details on camping and lodging, and average temperatures and precipitation through the year. In addition to topographical maps, users will find thoughtful write-ups about points of interest and the paths to them. They will get an honest assessment of a hike’s difficulty, as well as helpful hints (such as where to find shade along the way) from those who have walked the path.
The Pack, created by the New York Hall of Science, is an open virtual-world game based around two timely STEM subjects—environmental awareness and computationalthinking. The game is set in a future world where healthy ecosystems have faltered and resources are scarce.
Natural Habitat Adventures invites US-based environmental educators to apply for the 2020 Monarch Butterfly Scholarship Grant. Two qualified teachers will earn an opportunity to experience the monarch butterfly migration while traveling on a small-group adventure led by premier naturalist guides.
The Captain Planet Foundation awards ecoSolution Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to support youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. Activities must be solution-oriented, project-based, and performed by youth.