Open Outdoors for Kids

Open Outdoors for Kids creates pathways for kids to enjoy, understand and connect with nature in exciting ways by facilitating outdoor activity, experiential learning, and cultural heritage exercises.

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Kids learning about hermit crabs with a park ranger at Biscayne National Park

Help NPF get America's kids off the couch and into our country's national parks! Open OurDoors for Kids puts nature at the fingertips of today's youth through in-person and in-classroom experiences. Just $10 opens 1 door of opportunity for a kid. When you open up OutDoors for kids, you help them find a career path, discover their heritage, or experience the joy of movement and exploration. Learn More

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Featured Partner

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Disney is proud to support Open Outdoors for Kids, which makes a park experience possible for tens of thousands of young people. Together with the National Park Foundation, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund and Disney Friends for Change hope to ignite kids’ imaginations through nature exploration and help them develop lifelong conservation values. Learn more about Disney by clicking here.

Field Notes

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May 12, 2016Farah Anwar

Our Open OutDoors for Kids initiative connects kids to national parks through tons of fun and educational activities –...

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Your support is a vital part of our mission of connecting kids to our national parks. Protecting our parks is something we can all do.