It's August 25, and the National Park Service was established on this date in 1916. Over the years this blog has suggested visiting historical sites and presidential libraries and museums, but trips to those places may require quite a bit of travel. That's not the case with the national parks since there are national parks in every state. The centennial of the organization is a great time to visit one near you and learn something new. It's a great way to complement the education you receive while working on online middle school courses, online high school courses or high school correspondence courses from a distance education high school that has been around even longer than the National Park Service.