This month marks the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, and the Obama administration is taking the landmark date pretty seriously. The Obamas traveled to Carlsbad Caverns and Yosemite National Park earlier this year, and after two weeks’ vacation on Martha’s Vineyard and several hours of golf on Saturday, the Obamas continued their tour of national parks on Sunday.

President Obama will fire up Air Force One later this week and apparently burn up quite a bit of jet fuel on a 10-day tour.

Hawaii is a preferred Obama vacation spot, but this trip is strictly work-related. The president will attend a conference on Wednesday and travel to Midway Atoll on Thursday, where he will give a speech about the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, which on Friday was expanded to make it the world’s largest marine protected area.

Scientists will use the protected area to study the effects of climate change on the fragile ecosystem, which serves as home to black coral, which has been found to live longer than 4,500 years.

A fact sheet from the White House says that the president will use the visit to “highlight first-hand how the threat of climate change makes protecting our public lands and waters more important than ever.” If we’re lucky, we might get to see the president interact directly with some wildlife.

Will this trip be as exciting as the president’s sojourn to Alaska, where he bravely “stared down” a melting glacier and briefly held in his hands a salmon that was so star-struck that it began spawning eggs on his shoes?

No, this is work.