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  • Grand Teton National Park America’s Best Idea Grant | National Park Foundation
    grant Grand Teton National Park provided experiential outdoor opportunities for over 40 local underserved Latino students The Children in Nature Multicultural Engagement Program engaged high school students in mentoring middle school students in park activities for two weeks Associated Parks Grand Teton National Park Associated Programs America s Best Idea Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your Park Expedition About Our Mission Our Partners Become a Partner Annual Report Board of

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/grand-teton-national-park-america%E2%80%99s-best-idea-grant (2016-02-12)
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  • Youth Leaving Their Own Legacy | National Park Foundation
    return the teens introduced the park s social media team to Instagram as a way to reach younger audiences and also began conceptualizing the creation of environmental clubs at their schools Marjorie Thomas the program leader shared that the youth accomplished a lot in a little bit of time The work they did helped them to develop a sense of stewardship as they now want to take care of this place Three of the students volunteered to help with a summer camp and continue to spend time in the park outside of the ABI project they have remained in contact with the park and staff since the program Carol Swan the program director at HomeStretch the partner organization that Chattahoochee worked with shared At HomeStretch we operate on the premise that employment is a key to a famil y building back stability so that they never experience homelessness again The internship mirrored that principle in giving the six interns a platform to work hard learn and earn money The kids still talk about it in Lifeskills classes The positive impression it made on them will have a lasting legacy They were challenged and rewarded in ways that they could not anticipate and HomeStretch is grateful to have assisted in a small way with such an impacted program and interact with a tremendous staff at NPS The park continued to engage the interns and their families through various activities including hosting a resume workshop and a celebration banquet Park visitors will continue to enjoy the new and improved trails for years to come Associated Parks Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Associated Programs America s Best Idea Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/youth-leaving-their-own-legacy (2016-02-12)
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  • A Carousel Ride...50 Years In The Making | National Park Foundation
    opened to everyone over 50 years ago The teachers shared how helpful the park was in designing and tailoring the visit to benefit the children First the ranger came to our school to present a slide show to the students about the park system Second she took the kids on behind the scenes tours of the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials to give them a better sense of what rangers do and what types of jobs are needed to support the park system Third she gave each of the kids an NPS passport to show them the breadth of the park system and encourage them to visit as many as possible The passports were a huge hit and did as much as anything to get the kids excited about the parks After the visit Ranger Jennifer shared that the students have had a number of club meetings after school where they have discussed future visits and activities and developed a name for the group PITCH Parks are Ideal for Teaching Cool History Students are also stirring interest among their classmates as they promote the parks in their school community Students service learning projects involved creating scavenger hunts for the park with four different themes around race gender or ethnicity Associated Parks National Mall and Memorial Parks Associated Programs Park Stewards Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/carousel-ride50-years-making (2016-02-12)
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  • Big Bend National Park Impact Grant | National Park Foundation
    Park was recently awarded an Impact Grant allowing the park to purchase and install needed roadside signage for two areas of the park Fossil Bone Picnic Area and Lost Mine Trail Associated Parks Big Bend National Park Associated Programs Impact Grants Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your Park Expedition About Our Mission Our Partners Become a Partner Annual Report Board of Directors Contact Our Work All Programs Protect Connect Inspire

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/big-bend-national-park-impact-grant (2016-02-12)
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  • Biscayne National Park Impact Grant | National Park Foundation
    educating visitors to Everglades and Biscayne National Park about the local fishing regulations fish identification and angling etiquette The class is open to the public for free as a service to the community and is the first time the parks have used an educational course directly as a fisheries management tool Associated Parks Biscayne National Park Associated Programs Impact Grants Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your Park Expedition About Our

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/biscayne-national-park-impact-grant-0 (2016-02-12)
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  • America's Best Idea Grant at Golden Gate NRA | National Park Foundation
    park on two separate occasions At the 6 th annual Earth Stroll event visitors were greeted by an NPS ranger provided with a healthy lunch at Crissy Field and participated in fun activities and games such as a Park Pursuit scavenger hunt Recognizing that bringing the parks to people is equally as important as bring people to the parks Golden Gate staff also hosted an event in the local neighborhood to share information about how to access park sites through public transportation biking or walking Although Golden Gate National Recreation Area and events such as Earth Stroll are open to everyone nearby communities do not usually attend due to transportation barriers and lack of familiarity with the park NPS rangers reported that Transportation is a key concern for many community and school groups that would like to visit the Golden Gate National Parks more often By sharing information about public transit routes and by subsidizing buses to bring groups to specific events we were able to overcome this barrier for these specific programs Park staff also noted that By engaging new audiences particularly youth and families in culturally relevant free and enjoyable park activities the parks have the potential to gain new park enthusiasts and lifelong advocates Associated Parks Golden Gate National Recreation Area Associated Programs America s Best Idea Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/americas-best-idea-grant-golden-gate-nra (2016-02-12)
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  • Arches National Park Impact Grant | National Park Foundation
    with the tools they need to give their students an educational experience during their visit without needing National Park staff present With NPF Impact Grant funds Arches education staff created three field trip boxes based around park themes state core curriculum and frequently requested topics Themes chosen for the boxes include Microorganisms of the Desert Desert Plant and Animal Adaptations and Geologic Processes Associated Parks Arches National Park Associated Programs Impact Grants Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/arches-national-park-impact-grant (2016-02-12)
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  • Biscayne National Park Impact Grant | National Park Foundation
    of urban communities to experience the wild and isolated land and seascapes of the park and take virtual visits to such areas that highlight the coastal and marine ecosystems of the park through podcasts and education and outreach programs that utilize video footage taken from remote areas of the park including areas that are underwater Associated Parks Biscayne National Park Associated Programs Impact Grants Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now Trail Talk Blog Celebrate Galentine s Day In National Parks My What High Peaks You Have Preserving The History Of A Culture Read More National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140 000 4th Graders To Visit Public Lands Than President Obama And First Family To Light Natio Read More Gear for Park Lovers NPF Est 1967 Washed Long Sleeve T Shirt 28 99 Buy Now See More Products NPF Partners See All Partners Explore Explore Parks Find A Park National Park Week Find Your

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/biscayne-national-park-impact-grant (2016-02-12)
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