WBRC FOX6 News in Birmingham, Alabama, interviews NPF’s Dr. Tracey Ritchie about NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids grant to Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and how it is supporting important educational programs for local students. Read an excerpt from the story, “Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument receives grant to expand educational programs,” below.
“Local students will have more access to educational programs at the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, thanks to a new grant from the National Park Foundation.
‘This is an opportunity to bring students from Birmingham and let them know they have a local national park in their back yard to be and experience where history happened,’ says Tracey Ritchie, the Vice President of Education for National Park Foundation.
The grant is part of the “Open OutDoors for Kids” program and works in conjunction with national park program that gives 4th graders free access to parks across the country.”
Read the full article here.