First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Wyoming on Thursday, Oct. 3, to visit some of America’s treasured national parks and spread the message of her initiative, BE BEST.
“A great first day in #WY. Met with Jackson District Boy Scouts at the elk antler arches in town square learning about their conservation efforts with National Elk Refuge. Explored Snake River with fourth-graders seeing lots of natural beauty,” she shared on the fanpage.
Earlier this month, alongside the National Park Services (NPS), the first lady and fourth-grade students from a local D.C. school participated in the ceremonial grand reopening of the Washington Monument. She also helped distribute Every Kid Outdoors passes, a program of NPS that provides students with free access to hundreds of America’s beautiful national parks, lands, and waterways, according to the White House.
The visit out west focused on one of the first lady’s pillars of BE BEST—well-being—and encourage fourth-graders to get a park pass from NPS.gov in order to spend time outdoors and learn more about the natural beauty of our country.
Wyoming is home to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.
In her time as first lady, she has been a strong proponent of preserving national treasures so that people may enjoy and appreciate their historic value to the nation for generations to come. In addition to speaking with children about the value of getting out in nature and our national parks, this trip will highlight a few historic natural landmarks.