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Outdoor Exploration

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Outdoor Exploration

The National Park Foundation’s Outdoor Exploration programs are all about making sure all people see themselves in parks and feel welcome here.

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Latino Leaders Create Community Outdoors

The founder of Latino Outdoors Boston is bringing her community together in national parks - embracing "cultura y familia” outdoors.

  • A group of people, wearing matching blue tshirts, fish off a dock
    Gone Fishing

    Fishing clinics help military families build community and a connection to nature — a rare constant for families conditioned to change.

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    100 Years of the National Christmas Tree

    The National Christmas Tree is often measured in numbers. Over 13,000 feet (or 2.5 miles) of lights strung end-to-end, 63,750 individual LED bulbs, and 400+ ornaments. This season’s ceremony commemorates another number – the 100th lighting of the National Christmas Tree.

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    Finding Pride Outside

    How the LGBTQ community is overcoming barriers, finding joy, sharing history, and creating space outdoors.

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"I Was Hooked"
"I Was Hooked"

Access to nature isn't always straightforward for disabled veterans. That's why Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing applied for an NPF ParkVentures grant to expand veteran services in Shenandoah National Park.

Read the story about "I Was Hooked"

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