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

In the spring and summer of 2012, Golden Gate National Recreation Area engaged the southeastern neighborhoods of San... read more

America's Best Idea Grant at Golden Gate NRA

The world-famous dinosaur quarry at Dinosaur National Monument is a display of 1500+ bones exposed in-place. Because of... read more

Dinosaur National Monument 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

Thanks to an America’s Best Idea grant, National Mall and Memorial Parks partnered with two after school clubs to... read more

Washington Monument America's Best Idea Grant

The focus of this Park Stewards grant is the production of a 10-minute film on 19th century agricultural production, and... read more

Rock Creek Park Park Stewards

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