I utilize a plethora of maps, books, websites, guides, and other sources in my travels, writing, and research. This is my attempt to (occasionally) compile them alphabetically, all in one place, for your reference.
Birds and Bird Calls
Black Hills Area & Mount Rushmore
Independent Ale House – Great pizza & beer in Rapid City, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore Society – Fund-raising organization that runs the Mount Rushmore Bookstores
The Miner Brewing Company – Brewery in Hill City, South Dakota
Waters of Life: A Survey of a Riparian Area -Printable handout and background information can be utilized to learn about the land near water in Yellowstone National Park (NPS)
Who Eats Who? – Printable Predator Prey Chart (NPS) for Glacier N.P.
Your Guide to the National Parks – Our favorite parks guide book. We don’t visit a park without it.
Isle Royale National Park
Marine Traffic Site – To follow the location of the Ranger III or any other vessel on the Great Lakes
Center for Journal Therapy – Life-based writing for healing, growth, and change
Writing and Health – Some Practical Advice
Write Where You Are: How to Use Writing to Make Sense of Your Life A Guide for Teens by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Elizabeth Verdick
Keeping A Nature Journal – Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You by Clare Walker Leslie & Charles E. Roth
Muse with the Moon – Spark your Creativity and Self Reflection with the Help of the Lunar Cycle by Jo Caudrick
Journal Revolution – Rise Up & Create! by Linda Woods & Karen Dinino
True Vision – Authentic Art Journaling by L.K. Ludwig
Poetry and Story Therapy by Geri Gibel Chavis
How to Make A Journal of Your Life by d. price
National Park Advocacy, Programs, and Research
Arrowhead Store – National Park Gear
Every Kid in a Park – Have a kid in 4th grade? Help them get their free Annual National Parks pass for your entire family!
Mike’s Maps – Links to National Park maps via Mike Oswald’s Your Guide to the National Parks
National Park Foundation – The Official Charitable Partner of the National Park Service
Personal Recommendations by State
Estes Park Lodging – Our go to for a nice stay right on the doorstep of Rocky Mountain National Park
North House Folk School – Traditional craft school in Grand Marais, MN (Where we took our blacksmithing courses.)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Four Suns Fish and Chips – Awesome fresh fish market and restaurant. (Fish tacos are delicious.)
Jampot – Super delicious jams and bakery make by the monks at Poorrock Abbey.
Service and Service Learning
Teaching with Historical Places – Service learning lesson plans and resources (NPS)