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

This Impact Grant targeted the first phase of a multi-part project to upgrade the availability and reliability of near-... read more

Shenandoah National Park Impact Grant

In the spring and summer of 2012, Golden Gate National Recreation Area engaged the southeastern neighborhoods of San... read more

America's Best Idea Grant at Golden Gate NRA

An Electronic Field Trip to Saguaro National Park allows you to visit this iconic national park to learn more about the... read more

Saguaro National Park Electronic Field Trip

A 2010 Impact Grant allowed Blue Ridge Parkway to conduct an oral histories project that captured an array of diverse... read more

Blue Ridge Parkway Impact Grant

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks effort to invest in bilingual education have been warmly received by Spanish-... read more

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Impact Grant

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