In this episode, we explore how America’s national parks are shaping and expanding the conversation about our national identity.
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Stories in this episode
- Essay: Finding a ‘Field of Innocence’ at the Flight 93 Crash Site - For naturalist Chuck Tague, bluets, a wildflower also known as innocence or Quaker ladies, became a symbolic part of the landscape at the Flight 93 crash site in southwestern Pennsylvania.
- Inside the “Living Memorial” at the Flight 93 Crash Site - The Flight 93 memorial in western Pennsylvania is one of the most unique national memorials, harnessing the power of nature to tell a nuanced story of tragedy and renewal.
- How Labor and Environmental Groups Are (Finally) Finding Common Ground - Gone are the days when unions and environmentalists were mortal enemies. Today, both groups are pushing a new plan to rebuild the country's infrastructure that they say is a winner for workers and the environment.
- National Park ‘BioBlitzes’ Turn Kids into Citizen Scientists - The National Park Service needs you and your kiddo to help document biodiversity in the country's national parks for its centennial celebration.
- Gettysburg Battlefield Gets an Extreme Makeover - Twenty years ago, Gettysburg was so overgrown, visitors literally had to trudge through forests to experience legendary spots on the battlefield. So the National Park Service decided to do something (epic) about it.