Share #WriteOut Socials and Postcards

Follow and share using the #writeout hashtag on social media and tap into conversations happening at @writeoutconnect and the Write Out Facebook Group.

These postcards are available to download and print on your own. Just click the image to access a printable PDF.

USPS Addresses for sending (remember you need a postcard stamp).

How to reach a Ranger

Mail to: Ranger Maggie 
Niobrara National Scenic River 
214 W. Highway 20 
Valentine, NE 69201 
Find a place of quiet and pause there for five minutes. Just listen with open ears. Make a list of all of the sounds you hear.  

Mail to: Ranger Scott 
Springfield Armory National Historic Site 
One Armory Square 
Suite 2 
Springfield MA 01105 
Write a story in which a city block or urban center has been retaken by nature over time. What does it look like? 

Mail to: Ranger Kristin 
Weir Farm National Historic Site 
735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton CT 06897 
National Parks are not just open lands. It includes historic buildings and sites. Which building or site in your neighborhood would you preserve for the future and why?  

Mail to: Ranger Makenzie 
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks 
47050 Generals Highway 
Three Rivers, CA 93271 
We know that some trees can “talk” to each other through their root systems. What kind of messages might trees send to each other?

Mail to: Ranger Tyler 
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site 
20 Sagamore Hill Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771 
There was a time when we did not have a National Park system. Write an argument about the need for protected government-owned spaces. 

Mail to: Ranger Pearl
c/o Springfield Armory National Historic Site
One Armory Square, Suite 2
Springfield, MA 01105
Filling the shoes of men who left for wartime military service through the 20th century, thousands of Women Ordinance Workers (WOWs) worked throughout the factories and faced many challenges, such as poor working conditions, low wages comparing to their male co-workers, and discrimination. How do you think these women felt when they joined the workforce? 

Mail to: Ranger Ann
Capitol Reef National Park 
HC 70, Box 15 
Torrey, UT 84775 
Leaves have elaborate vein systems. But imagine each leaf is really a map. Draw a leaf map and then label places on the map. 

Mail to: Ranger Amber 
Homestead National Monument of America 
8523 West State Highway 4 
Beatrice, Nebraska  68310 
Imagine the people of the past in a place you know well. Invent a story they might tell that has cultural roots in that specific place?

Mail to: Ranger Kyle 
Longfellow House NHS 
105 Brattle Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138
We often only see the world from the ground, up. Write a story of a creature (insect, animal, etc.) that only experiences the world from the ground, down.

Mail to: Ranger Beth
Thomas Edison National Historical Park 
211 Main Street 
West Orange, NJ 07052 
Imagine you can leave one important artifact for some future generation to find. What will you leave that will allow a future historian to better understand us? 

Mail to: Rangers Casey and Gianna
Delaware Water Gap NRA 
1978 River Road 
Bushkill, PA 18324 
Draw a picture of a wild bird that has nested on a city building. Write a journal entry of a day in the life of that bird. 

Mail to: Ranger Joan
Brown v. Board NHS
1515 SE Monroe Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1143
Define the term “unintended consequence”, then write about one unintended or unforeseen consequence of integration.

How to reach a Storyteller

Mail to: Lisa Browne
3916 Locust Walk Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Also – Instagram (colorful_stories)

Mail to: Kevin Cordi
2570 Glenmawr Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Also – Twitter (@KevinCordi)

Tag: Thomas Easley
Instagram (rashadeas)

Tag: Redford Center
Twitter (@redfordcenter)

Mail to: Susan Selk
c/o Fairfield Warde High School
755 Melville Ave
Fairfield, CT 06825
Also – Email:

Mail to: Heather Hummel
c/o Little Rock Writing Project
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204

Mail to: Catherine Stier
℅ Albert Whitman & Company
250 S Northwest Hwy, Suite 320
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Email to: Phyllis Stone

Tag: KC Storytellers
Twitter (@gkcwpkline)

Mail to: Paula Comeau
c/o Red River Valley Writing Project
Dept 2320 PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050