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Our Great Big Backyard: Family Event Celebrating National Parks

May 15, 2016

Featuring Mrs. Laura Bush

At this family event, Mrs. Bush read her and Jenna Bush Hager's new children's book, Our Great Big Backyard, a picture book tribute to our national parks. Exploration stations taught children the importance and fun of connecting with nature. 

The national parks have long held a special place in the hearts of the Bush family. Mrs. Bush recently told the Associated Press, "I've hiked with childhood friends in the parks for years [...] Jenna accompanied me on a float trip through the Grand Canyon and rode a horse for the first time when she was three near the Big Bend National Park. I want all children to go outside, play in nature, and explore America's magnificent sites with their families."