This one-of-a-kind publication highlights fun things for kids to do as you explore the national parklands of California and Oregon. While accompanying their parents on a trip that entailed work for the National park Service on the natural resources of nine of our west coast national treasures, Jenna and Laura decided to do a little scientific research of their own. The fruits of their labor, together with detailed journal entries, are cleverly crafted into a delightful tale describing the trip of a lifetime for two nature-loving kids with curious minds and boundless energy. Their scientific understanding of the geology, vegetation, and wildlife of the parks belies their young ages, and they share countless insights into natural resources, ecology, and park resource management. Ten scientists from federal agencies, universities and research industries reviewed their draft for scientific accuracy.