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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Inspiring The Next Generation Success Stories

The landscapes and geological formations of Canyonlands National Park never fail to impress visitors. The park is also... read more

Canyonlands National Park Impact Grant - Motion Cameras

This Impact Grant provided training for college students participating in service-learning projects on college breaks... read more

Grand Canyon National Park Impact Grant

Mesa Verde National Park, through the America’s Best Idea program, partnered with the Footprints of the Ancestors... read more

Mesa Verde National Park America's Best Idea Grant

This project enabled the interpretive staff and volunteer astronomers of Glacier National Park to expand night sky... read more

Glacier National Park Impact Grant

The work of the National Park Foundation’s “Parks Climate Challenge” has impacted educators and young people across the... read more

Impacted Students and Teachers Across America

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