Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Video Games vs. National Parks

Here's something that ran on NPR's Morning Edition today:

Morning Edition, July 19, 2006 ยท A new study shows that there has been a sharp decline in the percentage of Americans visiting national parks. The authors aren't sure what's causing it, but it may be related to the increasing use of video games. [You can stream the piece on].

What if you could do both, and combine a trip to a National Park with your love for video games? I'm not talking about putting the PlayStation2 in the back of the SUV and driving through Yellowstone. On Friday, August 4, the NSO @ Wolf Trap brings you Play! A Video Game Symphony, featuring music from "Final Fantasy, Super Mario Brothers, Sonic the Hedgehog, HALO, World of WarCraft, Battlefield 1942, Silent Hill, The Legend of Zelda, and other cutting-edge video games" along with images from those games projected on giant screens here at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available online or by calling 877-WOLFTRAP and you can check out the Play! website for even more details.


  • Congratulations on your new blog site. I read about it in the magazine Inside Arts and went immediately to investigate. I hope lots of people find and use it. I'd like to keep up with staff at a site which holds many pleasant memories for me.
    Craig Hankenson
    Executive Director Wolf Trap 1976-1980.

    By Anonymous Craig Hankenson, at 7/21/2006 6:32 PM  

  • Thanks for checking out the blog and saying hello, Craig...and for pointing out the mention in Inside Arts. I appreciate it.

    By Blogger Mike, at 7/26/2006 6:44 PM  

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