Here is a brief write up for my speech. I hope you can make it.
Why protect national parks?
The answer to this question may not be as simple as it appears. America's park system is made up of more than 400 sites and protects some of America's most sacred ideas, hopes and places. In 2016 our national parks will celebrate its 100th birthday, yet despite this milestone its future couldn't be more in doubt. Threats like climate change, political unrest, funding uncertainty, and inappropriate recreation threaten to destroy the very places and values we've defended for nearly a century.
Passing on an unimpaired national park system is a huge challenge, some may say its impossible. However, future generations will judge us on the effort we make.