Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales, the film is a story of people from every conceivable background—rich and poor, soldiers and scientists, natives and newcomers—who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.Visit The National Parks Website
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A Navajo family balances modern life with tradition. Credit: National Park Experience.
Explore efforts to bring inner city kids into the parks.
At the heart of this film is the annual pilgrimage to Manzanar & the words of Sue Embrey.
Discover the new interpretive program at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a hub for the city's Latino community.
Find out about the work of ranger Shelton Johnson.
Explore Yellowstone National Park with President Obama and his family!
George Melendez Wright changed how the Park Service preserved wildlife.
Terry Tempest Williams talks about what the Grand Tetons mean to her.
Obata discusses Nature and it's impact on his art.
Dayton Duncan talks about seeing the lava flow in Hawaii.
Ranger Gerard Baker talks about the parks being real America.
President Theodore Roosevelt travels to the Grand Canyon.
Writer Ruth Kirk describes how the Grand Canyon leaves her awestruck.
Examine the radical idea of creating national parks for the enjoyment of everyone.
Investigate the efforts of Theodore Roosevelt and others to preserve pristine lands.
Discover efforts to protect the parks and the fight over the Grand Canyon.
Encounter the growing numbers of visitors to the parks.
Learn about the changes to the national parks during the Great Depression and WW II.
Examine the proliferation of protected lands and the protection of predatory animals.
The story of an idea as American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.