Camping With the President

Camping With the President

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Shows how, while on a camping trip in 1903 with world-famous naturalist John Muir in Yosemite National Park, President Theodore Roosevelt formed his position on conservation, deciding to establish new national parks and monuments to preserve wilderness lands for future generations.

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A camping trip with John Muir affects Theodore Roosevelt's decisions on conservation. Imagine a U.S. president on a camping trip. It seems unlikely today, but in May 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt dismissed his Secret Service men to go camping with John Muir, the world-famous naturalist. For three glorious nights and four days in California's Yosemite National Park, the two men talked about birds, giant sequoia trees, glaciers, as well as the importance of preserving wilderness for future generations. They slept under the stars, built blazing campfires, and enjoyed the beauty and the uniqueness of the area. Setting aside new national parks and monuments became one of the cornerstones of Roosevelt's presidency and was a direct result of this camping trip.

Author Ginger Wadsworth and illustrator Karen Dugan carefully researched this true story, a CRA Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Silver Honor Book, relying on primary documents and working closely with experts in the field.

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Describes how President Theodore Roosevelt, on a camping trip with naturalist John Muir in Yosemite National Park, decided to support conservation, setting aside new national parks to preserve wilderness lands for future generations.

Publisher: Honesdale : Calkins Creek, Pa[2009]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781590784976
Branch Call Number: J 973.91 WADSW
Characteristics: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Dugan, Karen


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