Programs that Inspire


The future of our parks depends on the stewardship of the next generation. That's why we are committed to inspiring our children and grandchildren to love and support our national parks.


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.

How You Can Help

Inspiring the next generation of park stewards is a responsibility that belongs to all of us. Learn how you can make an impact by clicking here.

The Programs

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National Park Foundation programs are crucial to the continued growth of our national parks—and you are crucial to their ongoing success.