A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this outstanding site from the National Park Service promotes interacting with nature. The main objective is to complete more than four dozen activities -- puzzles, mysteries, quizzes, etc. -- to earn your "WebRanger" status. The activities vary in difficulty level and topic (parks, animals, nature, people, history, science, and puzzles). Kids can also upload their nature-related photos (they don't publish any identifiable pictures of children's faces) and stories (no personal informational allowed). There's no advertising.
Is It Any Good?
Every activity on the site involves learning, but kids will be too busy solving puzzles, reading maps, and collecting secret words to realize that they're actually absorbing tons of knowledge about the world around them. Even better, you can choose from three levels of difficulty and the topics you're most interested in -- from animals and nature to history and science.
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