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5 Year SPIRIT OF AMERICA Tour
Connecting America as a Family to America's Best Idea, by Visiting all 401 National Parks, to Enhance Quality of Life and Financial Stability, through Education, Communication, Preservation and Sustainable Practices.
Nancy and Lisa's goal is to visit each of the National Parks by the end of the National
Parks Centennial, on August 25, 2017. During these visits they will be hosting live
on location Big Blend Radio broadcasts from the National Park gateway communities,
as well as producing videos for Big Blend TV, editorial pieces and radio shows for
each of Big Blend's ten online radio and video magazines. "It is our intention to
showcase not only the beauty and historic heritage of America’s Best Idea, but to
show how they add to America's quality of life, as well as the economic and environmental
benefits of fully funding, staffing, protecting and expanding our National Park system,
especially for the gateway communities. Our parks and public lands bring individuals
and families together through educational and recreational opportunities, as well
as the chance to experience our natural world in a clean and safe environment."
“Big Blend has been a tremendous supporter of both NPCA and our national parks,” says NPCA Senior Vice President of Policy and frequent Big Blend guest Ron Tipton. “Their passion to protect and preserve our national parks is reflected by their continuous coverage of park issues. We're delighted that they plan to visit all 398 parks to raise awareness of the key issues they face, in advance of the Park Service centennial in 2016. I wish them the best of luck on their journey.”
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As ambassadors for Quantum Learning Network's “8 Keys of Excellence Character Education
Program”, the Spirit of America tour also embraces the challenge of bringing excellence
to 50 million children and young adults. This free program guides young people and
families, toward a positive future full of confidence, motivation, creativity, team
work, leadership and valuable life principles.
“We are inspired by the admirable commitment of Lisa and Nancy to our national parks and thrilled the 8 Keys of Excellence are traveling with them to each park! The Keys are principles to live by that have impacted ten million kids and people of all ages. We are excited to have Big Blend as our champion partner in our campaign to bring the 8 Keys of Excellence to 50 million people by 2015 – creating a nation of excellence, a world of excellence!” says Bobbi DePorter, president of Quantum Learning Network.
As they travel, Nancy and Lisa gather local recipes from chefs and cooking enthusiasts.
These recipes will be featured in the 3 different 'Big Blend Spirit of America Road
Trip Recipes' e-