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 Parks as 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

With this Impact Grant, Mammoth Cave National Park will reintroduce 150 specimens of rare Kentucky Coffeetrees into... read more

Mammoth Cave National Park Impact Grant

An Electronic Field Trip to Saguaro National Park allows you to visit this iconic national park to learn more about the... read more

Saguaro National Park Electronic Field Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks effort to invest in bilingual education have been warmly received by Spanish-... read more

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Impact Grant

Thanks to an Impact Grant, the park is able to offer a Fisheries Education Class, which achieves angler compliance with... read more

Biscayne National Park Impact Grant

The National Park Foundation’s Impact grant at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is protecting endangered hawkbill turtles... read more

Volunteers Help Turtles In Hawaii

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