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National Park Week 2014

National Park Foundation. NATIONAL PARK WEEK 2014 Join us as we celebrate National Park Week, April 19 - 27, and "Go Wild" about all the natural, historical, and cultural treasures in America's more than 400 national parks. These treasures can be found beneath us, beside us, and in the skies above us. Plan adventures, share memories, and join the national park community at www.nationalparkweek.org 635 bee species have been discovered in national parks Death Valley National Park is the hottest place on Earth. It holds the world record for the hottest air temperature, 134°F 8,000 stars are visible from the mountain tops of Great Basin National Park, compared to 400 in many cities Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park has the world's most massive mountain, Mauna Loa, occupying an area of 19,000 cubic feet Yellowstone National Park's old Faithful Geyser usually erupts 88 mins. every plus/minus 10 mins The largest trees in the world are Sequoias. They can be as tall as a 26-story building Black bears (which can actually be black, brown, blonde, or even white) eat up to 20,000 calories per day There are more than 4,900 known caves in our national parks and some contain hundreds of passages Petroglyph National Monument protects an estimated 25,000 images carved by native peoples and early Spanish settlers 40 species of bats live in national parks The deepest limestone cave in the U.S. is Lechuguilla Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park at 1,604 feet deep 40 million years of the history of mammals is preserved in fossils at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument There are over 560,000 fossils in national park museum collections

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