— Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Impact Grant
An Impact Grant allowed the Lakeshore to engage a professional Anishinabe Native American birch bark canoe builder to... read more
Inspiring The Next Generation
How We Help
The national parks serve as some of our nation’s most dynamic classrooms and centers for active learning for all ages. From science to the arts, service learning to teacher training, America’s national parks teach invaluable lessons about our planet, our history, and ourselves. These incredible places, and all that they offer beyond the boundaries of the national parks, are the catalysts for inspiring a new generation of park enthusiasts. The National Park Foundation is dedicated to utilizing these powerful learning environments that can provide in-depth, real-world learning experiences, to nurture a deep connection between the next generation and America's national parks.
The National Park Foundation is:
- Bringing over 30,000 students to national parks this year through its Ticket To Ride program.
- Working with teachers in all 50 states to embrace national parks as places of classrooms and centers for active learning.
- Making a difference, with over $3.5M provided to national parks through education grants and programs in the last three years.
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Programs that Inspire
Inspiring The Next Generation Success Stories
— Rocky Mountain National Park America's Best Idea Grant
Rocky Mountain National Park introduced nearly 70 youth from low income families to the park by providing them with free... read more
— Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Impact Grant
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks effort to invest in bilingual education have been warmly received by Spanish-... read more