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

An Electronic Field Trip to Bryce Canyon National Park explored the park’s unique geological and paleontological... read more

Bryce Canyon National Park Electronic Field Trip

For five years, Death Valley ROCKS, a three-day, two-night, standards-based camping experience, has introduced... read more

Death Valley National Park Ticket To Ride

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

The world-famous dinosaur quarry at Dinosaur National Monument is a display of 1500+ bones exposed in-place. Because of... read more

Dinosaur National Monument Impact Grant

This project enabled the interpretive staff and volunteer astronomers of Glacier National Park to expand night sky... read more

Glacier National Park Impact Grant

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