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  • National Park Foundation Releases “The Places Nobody Knows,” A Free Online Guide To Lesser Known National Park Gems At www.nationalparks.org | National Park Foundation
    system Visit www nationalparks org to get a FREE copy today Our latest Owner s Guide The Places Nobody Knows invites Americans to take time to explore and enjoy some of the most spectacular but perhaps less known landscapes monuments and memorials America has to offer while taking an active role in preserving their parks said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation The guide helps readers discover new parks to explore by revealing the similarities that well known national parks share with lesser known parks For instance if you already love Grand Canyon National Park check out Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Or if you can t get enough of Yosemite National Park don t miss out on Guadalupe Mountains National Park For the complete guide visit www nationalparks org theplacesnobodyknows There visitors will also have access to other great FREE resources from the National Park Foundation including the original Owner s Guide a comprehensive guidebook to America s more than 400 national parks For more information on the National Park Foundation and how you can support and protect America s national parks please visit www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks raises private funds that directly aid support and enrich America s more than 400 national parks and their programs Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts establishing national parks as powerful learning environments and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience enjoy and support America s treasured places www nationalparks org Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/npf-news/national-park-foundation-releases-%E2%80%9C-places-nobody-knows%E2%80%9D-free-online-guide-lesser (2016-02-12)
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  • The National Park Foundation Kicks Off Summer With Its Summer Scrapbook Contest | National Park Foundation
    chance to win a dream national park adventure All participants who submit photos videos or park travel tips to the Summer Scrapbook and those who cast their votes for favorites in each submission category have a chance to win a national park adventure to Yosemite or the Grand Canyon Summer is one of the best times to visit our country s extraordinary national parks said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation We invite everyone to share their park experience with the world We hope park visitors and enthusiasts share their favorite park memories and insider tips so everyone can get to know these amazing places Winners in each category will receive national park prize packs filled with hiking and camping equipment NPF gear a national parks pass and more Help NPF showcase the best of America s national parks today at www nationalparks org summer For more information on the National Park Foundation and how you can support and protect America s national parks please visit www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks raises private funds that directly aid support and enrich America s more than 400 national parks and their programs Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts establishing national parks as powerful learning environments and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience enjoy and support America s treasured places www nationalparks org 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

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/npf-news/national-park-foundation-kicks-summer-its-summer-scrapbook-contest (2016-02-12)
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  • National Park Foundation Grants More Than $65,000 To Teach Climate Change Using National Parks As Living Classrooms | National Park Foundation
    s national parks More and more we are seeing the impacts of climate change and it is imperative that we give future generations the knowledge they need to understand this environmental reality said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation Parks Climate Challenge empowers both teachers and students through hands on experiences in our national parks that show them first hand some of the actual effects of climate change and teaches them what individuals can do to preserve and protect our treasured places Parks Climate Challenge first connects National Park Service staff with educators over the summer through nationally relevant and replicable teacher trainings that provide teachers with the tools to create engaging curriculum and hands on service projects with their students In addition a wealth of online resources including lesson plans and instructional videos is made available to teachers at www parksclimatechallenge org Teachers then engage students in locally relevant service learning projects throughout the school year to deepen their understanding of climate change Some teachers are even able to bring their students on field trips to the national parks they are studying The opportunity for first hand experiences in America s national parks helps strengthen the students connection to these living classrooms while empowering and growing the next generation of park stewards The national parks participating in the 2013 Parks Climate Challenge program include Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin Crater Lake National Park Oregon Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nevada The Parks Climate Challenge lesson plans and instructional videos are available online to teachers everywhere Educators can use the free online resources to train themselves and replicate the Parks Climate Challenge model in their own communities across the nation Learn more at www parksclimatechallenge org The National Park Foundation wishes to thank the Bayer USA

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  • Sesame Street Explores National Parks | National Park Foundation
    lifelong exploration The videos offer a multimedia park experience for children ages 3 5 and their families and educators using the power of media to promote science learning through experiences in national parks as well as in local parks and backyards The goal of this project is to leverage the unique power of the Sesame Street Muppets to model scientific inquiry skills within the context of the national parks to enhance young children s attitudes and knowledge about science and nature said Dr Rosemarie Truglio Senior Vice President of Education and Research at Sesame Workshop The materials designed for parents educators and caregivers provide activities for them to engage in with their young children as they explore nature together Park rangers from Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona and Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City encourage Elmo Murray and children across the country to utilize all of their senses to investigate and observe the outdoors The videos teach young people about habitats seasons plants and animals They learn how to conduct an animal survey look for nests identify migration patterns and simply listen to the sounds of nature Engaging America s youth in national parks across the country is of the utmost importance said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation Parks provide a perfect combination of natural classroom and playground and it is never too early to encourage enjoyment and stewardship of these special places Sesame Street Explores National Parks will be available on the websites and social media outlets of the National Park Service the National Park Foundation and Sesame Street ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities Learn more at www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s more than 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us in supporting your national parks this is your land www nationalparks org ABOUT SESAME WORKSHOP Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children s television programming with the landmark Sesame Street The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs seen in over 150 countries and other acclaimed shows including The Electric Company to help bridge the literacy gap Beyond television the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy health and resilience Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/npf-news/sesame-street-explores-national-parks (2016-02-12)
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  • National Park Foundation Awards $250,000 In Grants To Support Sustainable Transportation Solutions In America’s National Parks | National Park Foundation
    research and solutions developed by these scholars not only aid us in improving the visitor experience but also provide for improved protection of the natural and cultural resources in our parks The 2013 Transportation Scholars national park recipients include Bandelier National Monument New Mexico The scholar will help develop a thoughtful wayfinding signage plan and establish partnerships with local communities and agencies to collectively address the need for a Bandelier bike loop and regional bicycle trail Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio The scholar will develop a plan for alternative transportation that will help connect underserved communities with the natural historic educational and recreational aspects of the national park Lowell National Historical Park Massachusetts The scholar will help manage improvements to and expansion of the existing visitor trolley system in addition to providing technical assistance in contract management addressing FTA program requirements and facilitating collaboration among community partners National Mall and Memorial Parks Washington D C The scholar will develop strategic recommendations for multimodal transportation options that provide more efficient visitor mobility safe walking biking environments and less traffic congestion Yellowstone National Park Wyoming Montana and Idaho The scholar will continue working on the Gardiner Gateway Project which was started in 2012 The scholar will focus on improving the current traffic congestion parking overflow and pedestrian bicycle safely concerns at the park s historic north entrance The Transportation Scholars program model has proven so successful that the Transit in Parks Technical Assistance Center TRIPTAC launched a complementary program last year expanding the program to all public lands This new extension the TRIPTAC Public Lands Transportation Scholars Program is based on the NPF program model and matches Transportation Scholars with one of three other federal land management agencies The two programs will work together to train and mentor scholars with the shared goal of preserving our nation s valuable natural cultural and historic resources and enhancing the visitor experience by implementing sustainable alternative transportation in national parks and public lands Previous scholars work has resulted in nearly four million dollars in private and public funding to put the Transportation Scholars plans into action Past scholars have gone on to careers with the National Park Service the Federal Highway Administration the Department of Transportation and many private consulting agencies The National Park Foundation s Transportation Scholars program is made possible in part through the support of the National Park Service Eno Transportation Foundation Federal Highway Administration Motorola Solutions Foundation and the Paul S Sarbanes Transit in Parks Technical Assistance Center For more information on the National Park Foundation or how you can support and protect America s national parks please visit www nationalparks org For more information about the National Park Service please visit www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities Learn more at www nps gov ABOUT

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  • National Park Foundation Announces 2013 Park Partners Participants | National Park Foundation
    Collectively philanthropic partners and Friends Groups raise more than 100 million annually for America s national parks The Foundation s Park Partners Project plays a vital role in cultivating and strengthening a broad base of support for America s national parks said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation We look forward to working together with the 2013 grantees as we continue to grow philanthropic support for our national treasures The 2013 Park Partners Project participants include Appomattox 1865 Foundation Virginia C O Canal Trust Maryland Colorado National Monument Association Colorado Friends of Hawai i Volcanoes National Park Hawai i Friends of Wind Cave National Park South Dakota Guilford Battleground Company North Carolina Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt New York Rosie the Riveter Trust California To learn more about the various ways that the National Park Foundation is committed to growing philanthropy at the local level and supporting Friends Groups across the country click here For more information on the National Park Foundation and how you can support and protect America s national parks please visit www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation the official charity of America s national parks raises private funds that directly aid support and enrich America s more than 400 national parks and their programs Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts establishing national parks as powerful learning environments and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience enjoy and support America s treasured places www nationalparks org 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

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  • National Park Foundation And L.L. Bean’s Million Moment Mission Campaign Honored By Cause Marketing Forum | National Park Foundation
    young participants understanding of the importance of stewardship not only for our greatest historic cultural and natural resources but in all aspects of the outdoors The National Park Foundation is extremely proud of this partnership with L L Bean and the important programs it made possible said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation The Million Moment Mission s year long campaign increased awareness and emphasized the critical importance of inspiring new outdoor enthusiasts and the need for private support for America s national parks More than one hundred programs were entered in this year s Cause Marketing Halo Award competition In this crowded marketplace Cause Marketing Halo Award winning campaigns have risen to the top because of their authenticity effectiveness in communicating a cause message and ability to generate social and financial dividends said Cause Marketing Forum President David Hessekiel These campaigns offer creative partnership solutions that leverage assets of company and cause Now in their eleventh year the Cause Marketing Halo Awards are North America s highest honor in the field of cause marketing awarded by the Cause Marketing Forum a company dedicated to providing business and nonprofit executives with the practical information and connections they need to succeed Descriptions of all the Cause Marketing Halo Award winners can be found online at www CauseMarketingForum com halo2013 For more information on the work of the National Park Foundation or how you can support and protect America s national parks please visit www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s more than 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks

    Original URL path: http://wwww.nationalparks.org/connect/npf-news/national-park-foundation-and-ll-bean%E2%80%99s-million-moment-mission-campaign-honored (2016-02-12)
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  • The American Latino Heritage Fund Announces Contest To Engage Diverse Audiences At National Parks | National Park Foundation
    memorable experiences at some of America s most treasured destinations said Bruce W Fears president of ARAMARK Parks and Destinations Bringing diversity into national parks is an important initiative and we look forward to welcoming the bloggers to Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Olympic National Park and Mesa Verde National Park Once bloggers have been selected each group will embark on an exciting national park adventure that includes visiting a local REI store to be outfitted for their trip and hosted excursions and over night stays at unique and diverse national park lodges managed by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations Group itineraries will focus on learning about each park s foundation its connection to American history as well as environmental issues affecting the park and how one can help in its preservation Tours and activities offered by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations will create exciting in park experiences Bloggers will also meet directly with park superintendents park rangers park scientists and historians We are very excited to partner with ALHF and outfit members of American Latino Expedition team said Laura Swapp director of Diversity and Inclusion for REI Latinos have made significant contributions to the National Park Service and this effort will help bring light to the history and recreation opportunities these beautiful natural spaces offer to everyone By outfitting the team with the proper REI gear for their adventure they will be able to enjoy the park to the maximum potential Established in 2011 ALHF works to improve the representation of American Latino heritage in visitors to and the long term stewardship of America s national parks ALHF has provided more than 180 000 to support the nominations of historic places to date including the César E Chávez National Monument in California and the Casa Dra Concha Meléndez Ramírez site in Puerto Rico ALHF has pledged to continue funding nominations of additional sites into the system and is actively fundraising to meet its goal To learn more about the work of the American Latino Heritage Fund and how to support these important efforts visit www ALHF org ABOUT THE AMERICAN LATINO HERITAGE FUND The American Latino Heritage Fund of the National Park Foundation will assist the National Park Service and communities across the country to ensure that our national parks and historic sites preserve reflect and engage the diverse stories and communities of American Latinos for future generations For more information please visit www ALHF org follow us on Twitter American Latino and find us on Facebook at www facebook com AmericanLatinoHeritageFund ABOUT ARAMARK PARKS AND DESTINATIONS ARAMARK Parks and Destinations a division of ARAMARK delivers authentic and memorable experiences at national and state parks national forests specialty hotels conference centers museums and other tourist destinations throughout the United States In partnership with its clients ARAMARK Parks and Destinations seek to enhance the guest experience by offering industry leading hospitality environmental stewardship recreational and interpretive programs For more information visit www aramarkparksanddestinations com or follow us on Twitter

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