One of the largest grasslands in the world, the Northern Great Plains was for centuries home to millions of bison (commonly called American buffalo). But by the 1880s, settlers expanding west had hunted the bison to near extinction. Today, Native Americans and other local residents are working with environmental groups to protect the region’s wildlife, including bison and elk.
Want to learn more about our nation’s oldest national park? Enter this year’s Can You Find Mapman? contest! If you correctly answer the five questions at right, figure out Mapman’s final destination, and draw a map of the national park in which it’s located, you could be chosen as one of the winners.
The grand-prize winner will receive $250. (Your teacher will also win $250.) Twenty-five runners-up will each get a Mapman T-shirt.
All entries must be postmarked by February 15, 2022. Good luck!