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North Cascades - Homeward Bound NPS
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Homeward Bound

Welcome to the North Cascades! Are you ready to enter this fascinating landscape, rich in human history and home to wild creatures and extraordinary plants? Begin your journey into the North Cascades to learn how and why all life is intricately bound to its home.



In order to conserve these homes, which scientists call habitats, researchers study how they work and thus learn how best to protect them. There are folks at North Cascades National Park right now protecting these homes and the entire park area—park rangers, scientists, volunteers and maintenance crews, to name a few.

As you journey, you will encounter scientists and researchers who will help you complete puzzles, riddles and activities. You also have your own resources and inherent abilities, such as common sense, that will help you journey home.

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Fisher Basin
Not all those who wander are lost.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Remember to write
down your clues
for access to the

Townsend's Warbler
Black Bear and Cub

Enjoy your journey,
North Cascades Rangers

Teachers, visit Teachers' Resources to learn methods for using this site in the classroom. Also receive a list of related Backyard Discoveries for the classroom and outdoors. For more National Park Service educational resources visit LearnNPS.
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