Inspiring The Next Generation

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 national parks as places of 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.

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Inspiring The Next Generation Success Stories

During the first year’s participation in the Park Stewards Program, underserved high school students from AmeriSchools... read more

Saguaro National Park Park Stewards

In order to better connect with the surrounding Fresno community, the parks created and installed permanent and... read more

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park America's Best Idea Grant

Thanks to an Impact Grant, the park is able to offer a Fisheries Education Class, which achieves angler compliance with... read more

Biscayne National Park Impact Grant

The National Park Foundation’s Impact grant at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is protecting endangered hawkbill turtles... read more

Volunteers Help Turtles In Hawaii

NPF has helped to increase private support to Biscayne, Dry Tortugas and Everglades National Parks and Big Cypress... read more

South Florida National Parks

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