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  • Great Smoky Mountains Park Climate Challenge | National Park Foundation
    education training to local teachers as part of the Parks Climate Challenge program The park also developed a video that demonstrates how to conduct one of the curricular activities created to demonstrate the impact of climate change at the park Associated Parks Great Smoky Mountains National Park Associated Programs Parks Climate Challenge 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

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/great-smoky-mountains-park-climate-challenge (2016-02-12)
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  • Rock Creek Park Park Stewards | National Park Foundation
    Campaign Centennial Licensing Rock Creek Park Park Stewards The focus of this Park Stewards grant is the production of a 10 minute film on 19th century agricultural production and nutritional habits at the Peirce Plantation The film is written and directed by high school students and uses student actors to dramatize the nutritional habits and patterns of owners and workers including enslaved people at the plantation in the mid 19th century The challenges of preserving food were many and the vagaries of the mill s production schedule and the possible dangers of food borne disease will also be portrayed The completed film will be shown at the mill s visitor center to elementary school children and others visiting the site Associated Parks Rock Creek Park 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 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 Local Park Support Grant Applications Centennial Open Outdoors For Kids News Trail

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/success-stories/rock-creek-park-park-stewards (2016-02-12)
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  • About Open Outdoors for Kids | National Park Foundation
    inactivity among children as they spend more time engaged in screen time as opposed to green time resulting in rising rates of obesity and other issues Most at risk are children from underserved urban communities Providing Opportunities The National Park Foundation s Open Outdoors for Kids Initiative introduces and exposes kids all kids to experiential outdoor experiences that promote physical and emotional health civic engagement and long term appreciation for nature Using the spectacular and unparalleled resources of our nation s more than 400 national parks the program s goal is to connect more children to their culture and heritage enhance hands on learning opportunities and deepen connections to the natural world Through focused programming in and out of parks Open Outdoors for Kids addresses ACCESS Providing transportation programming and free entry to the parks for children and teachers to experience hands on immersive learning RELEVANCY Connecting kids and families to the park s through programs that make people s lives better We establish emotional relevancy of the parks through cultural programs and encourage active healthy lifestyles through recreational and restoration activities EDUCATION Establish in park opportunities for children to learn in our national parks the world s largest outdoor classrooms Unmatched as learning environments and living laboratories national parks offer children families and teachers a unique gateway to experience nature history and culture to learn about biodiversity and the environment and to engage with each other in the great outdoors What Does it Mean to Open OutDoors for Kids It means creating pathways for kids to enjoy understand and connect to nature history and culture in ways that they might never have experienced otherwise It means sending a child to a day camp where she ll discover the joys of hiking Old Rag in Shenandoah National Park It means

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/ook/about (2016-02-12)
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  • Open Outdoors For Kids Partners | National Park Foundation
    to ignite kids imaginations through nature exploration and help them develop lifelong conservation values Supporting Partners O A R S is proud to support Open Outdoors for Kids by donating 1 of sales from national park trips to NPF Family owned and operated since 1969 O A R S was the first exclusively non motorized rafting outfitter authorized by NPS to run trips through the Grand Canyon Today with guided adventures in and around eight iconic national parks their mission is to help people of all ages enjoy the best outdoor experience of their lives Join Us Demonstrate your commitment to increase outdoor education and experiences for kids against the background of our authentic and iconographic national parks To learn how your company can get involved contact Liz Gustafson Coordinator Corporate Development 202 796 3124 lgustafson nationalparks org Send A FREE E Postcard View All E Postcards Send An E Postcard Get Email Updates Sign up to get the latest news and updates from the National Park Foundation right in your inbox Sign Up Now 100 Years of Parks In 2016 the National Park Service turns 100 Join us in kicking off a second century for America s national parks

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/ook/our-partners (2016-02-12)
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  • Open Outdoors For Kids Field Notes | National Park Foundation
    000 students the opportunity to explore their national parks Read More Ticket to Float Hundreds of youth from metro Detroit have the chance to visit River Raisin National Battlefield Park to learn about water quality enjoy water sports such as kayaking and more Read More Science In The Smokies Students from a local high school were able to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park to participate in citizen science programs highlighting the biodiversity and vastness of the park s Appalachian ecosystem Read More Discovering American Samoa Most of the Samoan students throughout the American Samoa islands have never visited their national park Ticket to Ride funds brought 750 students to the park to experience a range of natural and cultural activities on a ranger led field trip Read More Page 1 2 3 Premier Partner See All Partners Send A FREE E Postcard View All E Postcards Send An E Postcard Get Email Updates Sign up to get the latest news and updates from the National Park Foundation right in your inbox Sign Up Now 100 Years of Parks In 2016 the National Park Service turns 100 Join us in kicking off a second century for America s national parks

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/ook/field-notes (2016-02-12)
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  • Every Kid in a Park | National Park Foundation
    and advocates the White House in partnership with the Federal Land Management agencies launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015 2016 school year Beginning September 1st all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at www everykidinapark gov This pass provides free access to national parks national forests national wildlife refuges and more The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 2015 2016 school year until August 31 2016 Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting www everykidinapark gov In support of Every Kid in a Park the National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks is raising funds to help connect fourth graders to America s public lands and waters through transportation grants As part of the Foundation s Open OutDoors for Kids program the Every Kid in a Park transportation grants seek to remove barriers to accessing our nation s public lands and waters with a special focus on underserved and urban communities With cutbacks in school funding for field trips this strategic funding will help provide comprehensive access to all federal sites including national parks forests wildlife refuges and public lands and waters Transportation grants were recently awarded to the federal agencies participating in the program which include the National Park Service Forest Service Army Corps of Engineers Bureau of Land Management Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau of Reclamation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration View a list of current Every Kid in a Park projects Premier Partner See All Partners Send A FREE E Postcard View All

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/ook/every-kid-in-a-park (2016-02-12)
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  • Every Kid In A Park | National Park Foundation
    off the Every Kid in a Park initiative The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015 2016 school year To learn more about the program and pledge your support click here Open a door to our national parks where learning and discovery comes alive Just 10 opens 1 door of opportunity for a child When you open up the OutDoors for Kids you help them experience our country s beauty history and culture through the national parks Premier Partner See All Partners Send A FREE E Postcard View All E Postcards Send An E Postcard Get Email Updates Sign up to get the latest news and updates from the National Park Foundation right in your inbox Sign Up Now 100 Years of Parks In 2016 the National Park Service turns 100 Join us in kicking off a second century for America s national parks Learn More 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

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/every-kid-park-0 (2016-02-12)
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  • Ticket To Adventure | National Park Foundation
    Without TTR funding these classes who had not been involved in Gateway National Recreation Area before would have found it too time consuming and difficult to arrange for bus transportation to and from a park they had never visited before Specifically the Ticket to Ride Grant allowed 70 students from three different housing projects to come to the park by metro bus all summer long engage in a ranger SCA guided program about sustainable living and creating a more resilient park ecosystem Park Ranger To find out more about what adventures this year s grantees will be embarking on check out our full list of National Park Service participants here Photo credit Francesca Arato Open a door to our national parks where learning and discovery comes alive Just 10 opens 1 door of opportunity for a child When you open up the OutDoors for Kids you help them experience our country s beauty history and culture through the national parks Premier Partner See All Partners Send A FREE E Postcard View All E Postcards Send An E Postcard Get Email Updates Sign up to get the latest news and updates from the National Park Foundation right in your inbox Sign

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/ticket-adventure (2016-02-12)
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