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Flash Mob in the Forest

Welcome to one of the biggest light shows nature has to offer! In late May or early June, something spectacular happens in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Each night for about two weeks, thousands of … Read more

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Space Junk

Humans have been putting objects like spaceships and satellites into space since 1957. Each time an object is put into space, small pieces fall off. Sometimes these pieces are released into space on purpose. Other … Read more

George Floyd's Brother Holds Prayer Vigil At Memorial Site
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Anger Erupts over Death of George Floyd

On May 25, an unarmed African American man named George Floyd was killed while he was being arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A video shows a white police officer pressing his knee on George Floyd’s neck. … Read more

Normandy Invasion
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Why Do We Remember D-Day?

On June 6, we remember D-Day, or the Invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. Why was this such an important battle in World War II? German forces had invaded France and were trying … Read more

Landscape with Burr Trail Road in Grand-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA
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Issues Surrounding National Parks

In 1968, the National Trail Systems Act created trails in both urban and rural settings. There are trails for people of all ages, skills, abilities, and interests. This year, June 6 is National Trails Day. … Read more