Things to do Under Quarantine: Word Search Wednesday! #5

During these days of self-isolation, social distancing, and quarantining, I’ve decided to publish a travel-related word search every Wednesday until we find our new normal. When will that be? I hope soon! Take your mind off COVID-19 news and download this free printable, travel-themed word search. This week’s theme: Astronomy because this week, April 19 – 26, 2020, is International Dark Sky Week!

I hope you enjoy this printable for Word Search Wednesday. The theme focuses on Astronomy because this week, April 19 – 26, 2020, is opens in a new windowInternational Dark Sky Week!

opens in a new windowDeath Valley National Park is an International Dark Sky Park. This is the Milky Way at Borax Works in Death Valley National Park, Calif., July 2019.opens PDF file
Death Valley National Park is an International Dark Sky Park. This is the Milky Way at Borax Works in Death Valley National Park, Calif., July 2019.

International Dark Sky Parks

Last summer I visited opens in a new windowDeath Valley National Park, which is one of more than 50 International Dark Sky Parks in the United States. One night, I went out Borax Works to view the Milky Way and it was absolutely stunning! You can read about my experience in this blog post. If you do not know what an International Dark Sky Park is the International opens in a new windowDark Sky Association website states:

“A land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage, and/or public enjoyment. The land may be publicly owned, or privately owned provided that the landowner(s) consent to the right of permanent, ongoing public access to specific areas included in the IDA designation.”

If you are interested in learning more about astronomy, my friend opens in a new windowDavid Dickinson has published the book, opens in a new windowThe Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer, which Forbes included in a opens in a new windowholiday gift guide and the opens in a new windowBBC Sky at Night Magazine included it as one of the best astronomy and space books of 2019.

David has a new astronomy book that was released this summer. I have a copy and you can order opens in a new windowThe Backyard Astronomer’s Field Guide: How to Find the Best Objects the Night Sky has to Offer on Amazon here.

This Week’s Printable Word Search

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Looking for Things to do Under Quarantine? How About a Word Search? This Week’s Theme: Astronomy to Coincide with International Dark Sky Week!

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Author: Solo Travel Girl

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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