Geography Action! turns its focus to national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, urban parks, and urban gardens—our public lands. Included in this mix are greenways and river ways, as well as historic landmarks and landscapes. Public lands make up approximately one-third of the United States—nearly 600 million acres that belong to you! Yet this national inheritance is unknown to millions of Americans. As the nation’s urban areas expand, open spaces become ever more important to our quality of life.
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Take a firsthand look at biodiversity in your community, go west with Lewis and Clark on a virtual exploration, and dive deep on an underwater adventure.
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