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

An Electronic Field Trip to Bryce Canyon National Park explored the park’s unique geological and paleontological... read more

Bryce Canyon National Park Electronic Field Trip

Acadia National Park is currently working to complete a public demonstration project to replace outdoor lighting at... read more

Acadia 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

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

Through an Impact Grant, the park installed a protective fence to prevent deer damage to vegetable crops, and to ensure... read more

Rock Creek Park Impact Grant

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