People across the country are encouraged to get out and visit their national state parks this weekend if they are looking for some fun, outdoor activities.
National Park Week celebrations begin today and run until next Sunday, April 27th.
All across America admission fees will be waived the weekend of April 19th - 20th.
At the Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, a local artist reception takes place Sunday, April 20th to recognize the monument artwork by local artists.
On Saturday, April 26th junior rangers can interact with park rangers and earn their badges during National Junior Ranger Day.
Park Ranger Jontae Koke says if anything else, visiting your national parks this week is a great way to be surrounded by nature.
"It's good to have it in conjunction with Earth Day because we get to play up on those themes, and the public interacting with the park services is especially wonderful. We love having people come out and enjoy these special places so National Park Week is a great highlighter of the things that the park service has to offer," said Koke.
She says national parks are living examples of the best places this nation has to offer.