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This summer, National Geographic premieres their new annual America’s National Parks Week event. They will take audiences on an extraordinary journey in their five-part documentary series, America’s National Parks. This series will venture across world-famous and lesser-known national parks to reveal the diversity and wonder of the United States. Below is a trailer of what we can expect, featuring a mountain lion.
America’s National Park comes from the award-winning producers of Planet Earth. It is narrated and executive produced by singer and songwriter Garth Brooks. Also, each night will feature remarks from the first lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden. She will kick off the series with a special message about how special our national parks are and how they connect with us.
Also, in participation with the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative, Nat Geo will premiere a PSA throughout the five-night event with the first lady showing appreciation for our military community. As well as a reminder that current service members and their families, veterans, and Gold Star families of their free entry into all national parks across the country. You can see her introduction to the series below!
Here is the synopsis for America’s National Parks
An immersive, deep dive into the grandeur and beauty of the treasured landscapes that make up our collective national jewels. From the lush valley floors of Yosemite to the fiery, constantly erupting volcanoes of Hawai’i, these wild open spaces are home to amazing animal inhabitants, from some of the biggest bears on the planet to some of its toughest newts. Each one thrives in the nuanced ecosystems of these cherished parks. Some are seen in intimate glimpses, and others are television firsts, such as the elusive Mexican long-nosed bats feeding at night on the agave plant in Big Bend National Park.
America’s National Parks kicks off National Geographic’s new annual event, America’s National Parks Week, which takes place from Monday, Aug. 29, through Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, from 6:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. EDT each day.