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BY ME

N AT I O N A L PA R K S
IN THE USA

Yosemite, CA

1

YELLOWSTONE,
WYO









O L D E S T N AT I O N A L PA R K I N
THE WORLD & FIRST IN THE
USA
KNOWN FOR ITS WILDLIFE,
VOLCANOS, HOT SPRINGS
A N D G E Y S E R S , E S P E C I A L LY
T H E ' O L D FA I T H F U L ' G E Y S E R
HOME TO MANY BEARS,
W O LV E S , E L K A N D B I S O N S
HOUSES THE POPULAR
S U P E RV O L C A N O
A WILDFIRE IN 1988 CAUSED
O N E T H I R D O F T H E PA R K T O
BURN DOWN

2

Grand canyon of the Yellowstone

THE YELLOWSTONE CALDERA
CALDERA - THE HOLLOW
PA R T T H AT R E M A I N S A F T E R
AN ERUPTION

I F T H E S U P E RV O L C A N O
ERUPTED, THE ASHES
W O U L D E X PA N D M O R E
THAN 500 MILES ACROSS
THE CONTINENT
• ALONG WITH THE ASH, IT
WOULD SPEW OUT SULFUR
DIOXIDE, A GAS WHICH
CONTRIBUTES TO ACID
RAIN
• THE ACTUAL CHANCE OF
THE VOLCANO ERUPTING
IS EQUAL TO 1 IN 730,000
WITHIN GIVEN YEAR


3

THE GRAND CANYON, ARIZ
ALMOST 500KM LONG
• THE COLORADO RIVER BEGAN
C A RV I N G T H E G R A N D C A N Y O N
AROUND 7 MILLION YEARS
AGO

SUDDEN CHANGES IN
E L E VAT I O N H AV E A B I G
I M PA C T O N T E M P E R AT U R E A N D
P R E C I P I TAT I O N , S O T H E
W E AT H E R VA R I E S D E P E N D I N G
WHERE YOU ARE

THERE IS A SMALL TOWN OF
200 PEOPLE, WHICH IS THE
MOST REMOTE COMMUNITY IN
T H E L O W E R 4 8 S TAT E S


4

D E AT H VA L L E Y, C A








ONE OF THE HOTTEST
P L A C E S O N E A RT H
ITS FURNACE CREEK
HOLDS THE RECORD FOR
THE HIGHEST
T E M P E R AT U R E E V E R
RECORDED, 56.7*C
AROUND 20 PEOPLE STILL
LIVE THERE
DESPITE ITS NAME, THE
PA R K I S H O M E T O M O R E
THAN 1,000 SPECIES OF
PLANTS AND AROUND 400
SPECIES OF ANIMALS
DOZENS OF SCENES FROM
T H E S TA R WA R S
FRANCHISE WERE FILMED
HERE

5

YOSEMITE, CA








ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR
PA R K S I N T H E U S A
KNOWN FOR ITS GRANITE
F O R M AT I O N S , WAT E R FA L L S
AND BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
ALMOST 95% OF IT IS
D E S I G N AT E D W I L D E R N E S S
O N LY A F R A C T I O N O F T H E
PA R K I S V I S I T E D B Y T H O S E
E X P L O R I N G - T H E VA S T
MAJORITY IS UNTOUCHED BY
HUMANS
ALMOST 500 BLACK BEARS
LIVE IN YOSEMITE

6

• T H E U LT I M AT E Y O S E M I T E

HIKE - THE ONE YOU
CAN'T DIE WITHOUT
DOING, AND THE ONE
Y O U ' R E M O S T L I K E LY T O
DIE WHILE DOING

P R O B A B LY T H E M O S T
D I F F I C U LT H I K I N G PAT H
I N A L L O F T H E PA R K

I T TA K E S A R O U N D 1 2
HOURS TO GET TO THE
T O P, A N D S T I L L , Y O U
NEED PERMISSION FOR
T H AT

7

HALF DOME

DENALI, AK

T H E PA R K H O U S E S T H E
TA L L E S T M O U N TA I N I N
N O RT H A M E R I C A ,
WHOSE NAME IS DENALI
TOO
• DENALI IS ALSO CALLED
M O U N T M C K I N L E Y,
NAMED AFTER A US
PRESIDENT WHO, IN
FA C T, N E V E R E V E N
VISITED ALASKA

T H E M O U N TA I N I S S O
TA L L I T ' M A K E S I T S O W N
W E AT H E R '


8

ZION, UH

THE CANYONS WERE
C A RV E D O V E R A M I L L I O N
YEARS AGO BY FLOWING
WAT E R
• W I T H I T S S T E E P, 6 0 0 M E T E R
C L I F F WA L L S , I T I S
C O N S I D E R E D PA R A D I S E F O R
CLIMBERS
• T H E PA R K I S N ' T A L L A B O U T
HIKES AND CANYONS,
THOUGH - IT ALSO
PROTECTS ARCHEOLOGICAL
SITES


9


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