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  • Inspiring The Next Generation | National Park Foundation
    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 Join us Find out how you can help Programs that Inspire African American Experience Fund America s Best Idea American Latino Heritage Fund Electronic Field Trip Flight 93 National Memorial Impact Grants Local Park Support National Park Friends Alliance Park Stewards Parks Climate Challenge Ticket to Ride Inspiring The Next Generation Success Stories Acadia National Park is currently working to complete a public demonstration project to replace outdoor lighting at read more Acadia National Park Impact Grant Yellowstone National Park sent staff to improve their crosscut saw maintenance and sharpening skills through the help of read more Yellowstone National Park Impact Grant Working with the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont the park delivered climate change education training to read more Great Smoky Mountains Park Climate Challenge The focus of this Park Stewards grant is the production of a 10 minute film on 19th century agricultural production and read more Rock Creek Park Park Stewards Through an America s Best Idea Grant in partnership with Univision and South Florida National Parks Trust Everglades read more Everglades National Park America s Best Idea Grant Recently Awarded Grants America s Best Idea Parks Climate Challenge Park Stewards NPF Resources Friends Groups 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

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/our-work/education (2016-02-12)
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  • Local Park Support | National Park Foundation
    park with time expertise and privately raised funds As champions of parks Friends Groups frequently engage area communities in the park and provide financial support and volunteer time in support of park priorities Find a link to a park s Friends Group in the Related Links section of a NPF national park page How Does the National Park Foundation Work with Friends Groups The Foundation works to help start grow and improve the operations of Friends Groups via direct support coaching consulting webinars and tool development and conferences The Foundation does this through the following activities Park Partners Project provides in depth consulting and grant support to Friends Groups who want to be better partners and increase philanthropic dollars to their parks Apply to be a part of next year s Park Partner Project here Online Community and Resource Center is a web portal for Friends Groups stakeholders to more easily find and share resources ask questions and connect with each other Friends of the Parks Report provides information on and analysis of the evolution and spectrum of Friends Groups and park philanthropy National Park Friends Alliance is an informal group of Friends Groups leaders who meet twice a year to discuss issues relevant to park philanthropy The Foundation provides both technical and grant assistance Join us Find out how you can help NPF Resources Friends Groups Online Community and Resource Center Friends of the Parks Report 2012 Friends of the Parks Report 2010 National Park Friends Alliance 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

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  • Grant Applications | National Park 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 Applications are due Friday October 9 th and can be found here Centennial Update At this time there is no new call for projects The approaching 2016 NPS Centennial has provided a catalyst for NPS leadership NPF and Friends Groups to assess what the highest priority needs are for the coming years and to determine where philanthropic support can best assist Centennial priority projects have been identified and these will be the focus of all NPF fundraising efforts moving forward As a result of this transition to a new method of delivering impact NPF will be moving away from the traditional RFP model for funding projects and programs The process of creating a list of Centennial projects started with parks and programs identifying critical projects within the major focus areas of Protect Connect and Inspire Those projects were then filtered through Regional and Partnership Offices Associate Directors the Director s Office as well as the NPF Board and Development team and when involved a Friend s Group An estimated 450 projects comprise the Centennial Project list which is meant to be a dynamic list that remains evergreen and repopulated as projects are funded Some of the Centennial projects that are initially being presented to donors are park specific such as restoring coastal dunes at Point Reyes or restoring 120 acres of a battlefield at Manassas Some projects are also being fundraised for by Friends Groups such as restoring trails at Jenny Lake Grand Teton or recovering two amphibian species at Yosemite Others projects are national in scope such as Junior Ranger Youth Conservation Corps Digital Park Maps or Trail to Every Classroom As donor support is secured for projects such as Ticket to Ride or Wellness Ambassadors there will be an opportunity for individual parks to intersect with those projects Guidance on these opportunities will be distributed once donor support is secured The conduits for the Centennial projects are the regional offices Centennial coordinators and WASO Centennial and Partnership offices You can find the list of those contacts here If a park or park in collaboration with its Friends Group has a project of significance they would like considered as a Centennial project the park can forward it to the appropriate Centennial contact s for inclusion on the master Protect Connect Inspire project list Criteria for projects is outlined below Big Idea is it a big idea Does it create a margin of excellence Fundable does it have or could it attract major philanthropic support Would you undertake this project on your own initiative outside of a national campaign Impact will the project

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  • National Park Service Centennial | National Park Foundation
    supporters and advocates to join the movement at FindYourPark com and by using FindYourPark on social media We are excited for you to be a part of our second century of stewardship Centennial News April 29 2015 David Rubenstein To Donate 5 37 Million To The National Park Foundation To Restore U S Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial Read full press release March 30 2015 National Park Service And National Park Foundation Launch FINDYOURPARK Encouraging People To Connect With And Celebrate Our National Parks And Public Lands Read full press release August 25 2014 Today the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation unveiled a new Centennial logo which will help commemorate the National Park Service s 100 th anniversary in 2016 The logo will be available for partners to license and use on retail products such as clothing souvenir items outdoor gear educational items and more Read full press release The Centennial Logo is a registered mark of the National Park Service protected by the trademark laws of the United States It is only in use for commercial purposes at this time which requires a license agreement with the National Park Foundation March 24 2014 The National Park Service today announced that the centerpiece of its 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans inviting them to visit and get involved The two year effort will begin in 2015 and run throughout the National Park Service s 100th anniversary year in 2016 Plans for the campaign entitled Find Your Park are underway in collaboration with the National Park Foundation the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service Read full press release Find out more a retrospective the National Park Service s visual identity Working with Our Partners The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are teaming up with partners across the country on programs events and activities to increase awareness deepen engagement and invite support for America s national parks and the work of the National Park Service and its partners The National Park Service Centennial Advisory Committee has been established as a forum to offer guidance and recommendations on Centennial plans The committee includes representatives of park Friend s Groups conservation and preservation groups park concessioners cooperating associations educators and others committed to the National Park Service mission Get Involved There are so many ways to get involved and enjoy America s 401 national parks and even more ways to support these special places and their programs Find a park to visit Learn how NPS can help your community Volunteer and give back in our national parks Join the national park community Support the National Park Foundation and local park Friends Groups Contact Us Have questions or ideas about the upcoming National Park Service Centennial Please email us at NPS Centennial nps gov Learn More Read about the leaders who brought the National Park

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  • Open Outdoors For Kids | National Park Foundation
    kids Give 100 Open 10 Doors Helps provide 1 week of day camp for 2 kids Give 250 Open 25 Doors Helps provide 1 one day field trip plus curriculum for an entire class Give 1 000 Open 100 Doors Helps provide 3 days of teacher training Field Notes Every Kid In A Park Every Kid in a Park is a new and exciting White House youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience our country s natural treasures Read More Ticket To Adventure Last year our transportation grants provided 70 000 students the opportunity to explore their national parks Read More Concrete To Canyons Look A squirrel squealed the excited kids as they hopped off the bus that brought them 3½ hours from Las Vegas to Zion National Park the land of massive sandstone cliffs that soar into a brilliant blue sky Read More What People Are Saying 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

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  • News | National Park Foundation
    Gal Read more My What High Peaks You Have In October 2015 I traveled with the National Park Foundation s Find Your Park Expedition to explore some of our nation s greatest gems Inspired by Read more Preserving The History Of A Culture In honor of Black History Month the National Park Foundation is proud to highlight seven profound national parks From Civil War sites to Civil Righ Read more See More GoParks Newsletter August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 Travel Ideas The Sailing Stones Of Death Valley Death Valley National Park is a strange place by any standard Famously known for being the hottest place on earth Death Valley also sits at the driest and lowest elevation in North America Read more The Jewel Of Our Nation s Caves Jewel Cave National Monument is home to one of the largest caves in the world It includes more than 180 miles of mapped and surveyed passages but remains a mysterious underground wilderness that continues to intrigue scientists and explorers to this da Read more The Wave Like Dunes Of White Sands It s impossible not to be struck by the starkness and grandeur of White Sands National Monument Wave like dunes of pure white gypsum sand engulf 275 square miles of New Mexico s Tularosa Basin creating one of the world s greatest natural wonders Read more See More Heard On Twitter Tweets by GoParks Follow us on Twitter goparks Latest From Facebook Visit the National Park Foundation on Facebook 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

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  • Travel Ideas | National Park Foundation
    new world of possibilities From skiing to snowmobiling some of our country s best winter sports opportunities are offered at national parks Read more Where The Atomic Age Began Manhattan Project National Historical Park One of America s newest national parks Manhattan Project National Historical Park is an intriguingly unique place that tells the story of the people events and science that led to the creation of the atomic bomb and brought an end to World War II Read more PURSUITS Winter Sports In 10 National Parks Winter has arrived in our national parks and with it comes a whole new world of possibilities From skiing to snowmobiling some of our country s best winter sports opportunities are offered at national parks Read more Warm Up This Winter At Hot Springs National Park In 1921 our 18th national park was designated in Hot Springs Arkansas Now nicknamed The American Spa Hot Springs National Park is home to 47 natural hot springs Read more Go Behind The Scenes Of These 5 National Historic Sites National historic sites are some of the most striking examples of our country s history from forts and cemeteries to the homes of celebrated historical figures Read more 4 National Park Lodges Perfect For Escaping the Cold Winter s great but sometimes you just want to escape the freezing temperatures and head somewhere a bit warmer These national parks offer an escape from the cold and the crowds Read more Planning A Route 66 Road Trip What is it about the Mother Road that pulls at our imaginations For Americans who grew up in simpler times Route 66 is a twenty four hundred mile tribute to automobile travel one pump filling stations and family run diners Read more Pages 1 2 3 4 5 next last More

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  • GoParks Newsletter | National Park Foundation
    2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 Get Email Updates Sign up to get the latest NPF news and updates in your inbox and receive your FREE Owner s Guide today First Name Last Name Email Address Zip Code By submitting my email I agree to receive correspondence from National Park Foundation Mobile Number By including your mobile NPF may send you text message updates on our programs You will be able to opt out at any time Message and data rates may apply 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 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

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/goparks-newsletter (2016-02-12)
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