Ticket to Ride

How We Help

One of the greatest barriers preventing our youth from experiencing the national parks around them is transportation. The goal of the Ticket to Ride program is to provide efficient transportation support for over 100,000 students to visit our national parks annually. Once in the parks, a world of learning begins as young people discover their natural, cultural and historical heritage, participate in volunteer and service-learning activities, enjoy recreational opportunities and most importantly, begin a lifelong relationship with their national parks.

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Success Story

  • At Chamizal National Memorial located in El Paso Texas, the Ticket to Ride program allowed over 3,400 disadvantaged students to visit and learn about the memorial.

    Chamizal is one of the largest open...

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