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  • National Park Foundation Launches Memorial Fund For Fallen Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Nick Hall | National Park Foundation
    in a tragic accident while performing a rescue on the Emmons Glacier at Mount Rainier National Park on Thursday June 21st Per the family s request funds raised will go to assist in expenses related to this tragedy as well to support search and rescue efforts at Mount Rainier National Park and in Ranger Hall s home state of Maine Donations can be made at www NationalParks org NickHall The National Park Foundation joins the National Park Service and the larger parks community in mourning the loss of Ranger Nick Hall said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation His passing reminds us all of the tremendous risks and sacrifices our National Park Service Rangers take to keep the rest of us safe We are proud to support and honor the bravery tradition and excellence of the men and women we call Rangers 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 nearly 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 supporting 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 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

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  • National Park Foundation Launches "Fan Friday 2012" Rewarding National Park Fans All-Summer Long | National Park Foundation
    launching Fan Friday on www nationalparks org and at www facebook com nationalpark Every week this summer the National Park Foundation will issue a new national park trivia question That Friday NPF will reward a lucky winner who answered that week s question correctly with an exclusive national park prize pack including national park gear America the Beautiful national park passes and more To top it off at the end of the summer NPF will select a grand prize winner who will receive airline tickets and a once in a lifetime houseboat adventure in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area provided by Lake Powell Resorts Marinas Visit www nationalparks org fanfridays to enter All summer long the National Park Foundation is asking visitors and fans to share their national park stories photos and videos from their own park adventures Visit www nationalparks org explore parks and discover the hundreds of stories photos and videos that have already been shared plus learn the latest news information travel ideas for the national parks and what the National Park Foundation is doing to help protect America s treasured places For more information about the National Park Foundation 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 nearly 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

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  • Patricia Nicklin Named Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Of The National Park Foundation | National Park Foundation
    background and leadership will be a powerful addition to the Foundation as we build upon our success and engage new audiences in support of America s national parks Before joining the National Park Foundation Nicklin was the Managing Director of Share Our Strength an international non profit organization focused on ending childhood hunger After twelve years with Share Our Strength Nicklin held the role of Executive Vice President and COO of the Partnership for Public Service Her previous professional experience also includes roles as Senior Vice President of The Points of Light Foundation Engagement Manager and Associate at McKinsey and Company Inc and President and Co Founder of The Virginia Company a catalog and retail company Nicklin received an MBA from Darden School at the University of Virginia where she also attended as an undergraduate I am excited to join the National Park Foundation and support America s great national park system said Patricia Nicklin Executive Vice President and COO of the National Park Foundation As we approach the 100 th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 I look forward to engaging more Americans in supporting and enriching our national treasures For more information about the National Park Foundation and how to support 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 nearly 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

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  • L.L. Bean's 100th Anniversary "Million Moment Mission" Is Nearly Halfway To Goal Of Raising $1 Million For The National Park Foundation | National Park Foundation
    outdoors that people have shared with us Thanks to these engagements we are nearly halfway toward our goal of contributing a million dollars to the National Park Foundation L L Bean s commitment to engaging all Americans and particularly our country s youth with their national parks is inspiring said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation And Americans have responded with excitement to their Million Moment Mission demonstrating the importance of protecting and preserving these special today and for all future generations The funding from L L Bean s Million Moment Mission will help to connect diverse underserved and under engaged audiences in local communities to national parks Examples of programs made possible through L L Bean funding to the 2012 America s Best Idea grants include Acadia National Park Maine Through the Schoodic Education Adventure program middle school children and their teachers participate in a 3 4 day park science adventure where participating students map study sites with GPS units and digital cameras and make metric maps in SERC s computer lab The scientific process and findings are synthesized and shared through student photo journalism projects and pod casts that children create for their peers Assateague Island National Seashore Maryland Through the Assateague Adventure Academy local elementary and middle school students will be exposed to hands on science and technology learning in the park s natural classroom in summer programs and after school programs during the school year Boston Harbor Islands Massachusetts Underserved youth from local communities participate in ranger and chaperone led day and overnight park visits where they will develop How to materials based on their own park adventures ultimately creating the How to Camp Like a Kid series which will be distributed to community youth groups inspiring more park visits El Camino Real New Mexico El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Interactive Videoconference reaches over 1 000 students annually via a live stream videoconference that connects classrooms across state Video presentations are delivered in many formats including live performances pre recorded video skits and PowerPoint and slide presentations Through the America s Best Idea grant participants will develop curriculum materials and stewardship activities to educate 7th graders in the aforementioned underserved communities Additionally three local schools will be able to learn from this curriculum take part in a volunteer trail stewardship project and participate in the interactive videoconference The developed curriculum and materials will be made available free of charge for future use to all schools participating in the program For more information on how to participate in the Million Moment Mission please visit llbean com For more information on the National Park Foundation and its programs please visit www nationalparks org About L L Bean Inc L L Bean Inc is a leading multichannel merchant of quality outdoor gear and apparel Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean the company began as a one room operation selling a single product the Maine Hunting Shoe While its business has

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  • National Park Foundation Awards $658,000 To 2012 America's Best Idea Grant Recipients | National Park Foundation
    said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation The America s Best Idea grants are often the catalyst for extraordinary experiences that develop into lifelong relationships with our national parks for the program participants Examples of programs made possible through the 2012 America s Best Idea grants include Great Smoky Mountains National Park High school students will participate in a two week archeological dig along with archeology students and professors from the University of Tennessee The students will learn about the process of archeology how artifacts tell a story through context Katmai National Park and Preserve The descendants of the Alutiiq refugees who fled the largest eruption of the 20th century will journey back to their ancestral home near Novarupta known as the American Pompeii The youth will hike camp learn about geology and study with an anthropologist who will retell the story of their ancestor s evacuation For a full listing of participating parks and program descriptions please visit the National Park Foundation website The National Park Foundation wishes to thank L L Bean DISNEY the Anschutz Foundation and the Ahmanson Foundation for their generous support of the America s Best Idea program For more information on 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 nearly 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

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  • National Park Foundation & University Of Phoenix Award $220,000 To Engage The Next Generation Of National Park Stewards | National Park Foundation
    high school teachers to work in parks over the summer break creating curriculum that will then be taught to their students in the coming school year During the summer the teachers and park staff also develop service learning projects that will be implemented by high school students throughout the course of the school year The projects tie to state academic standards and are meaningful to the national parks Our national parks provide an ideal physical backdrop for students to learn relevant information about the world around them said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation Simultaneously this innovative program imparts the importance of these extraordinary places on our young people planting the seeds of lifelong engagement with their parks Connecting high school teachers and students to our national parks is a vibrant way to inspire the environmental stewards of tomorrow said Seth Mones VP of Sustainability for Apollo Group the parent company of University of Phoenix The Park Stewards program provides a wonderful environmental and educational experience and University of Phoenix is excited to support this excellent program The 2012 Park Stewards grantees include Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin Assateague Island National Seashore Maryland Aztec Ruins National Monument New Mexico Badlands National Park South Dakota Capulin Volcano National Monument New Mexico Catoctin Mountain Park Maryland Channel Islands National Park California Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Arizona Golden Gate National Recreation Area California Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tennessee Hopewell Culture National Historical Park Ohio Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Indiana Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Arkansas Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park Vermont Montezuma Castle National Monument Arizona Natchez Trace Parkway Mississippi Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site Texas Saguaro National Park Arizona Timpanogos Cave National Monument Utah For more information about the participating parks please visit the National Park Foundation website For more information on 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 nearly 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 University of Phoenix University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world Flexible schedules challenging courses and interactive learning can help students pursue personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population offering associate bachelor s master s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across

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  • Travel Channel Partners with the National Park Foundation To Celebrate America’s National Parks as Part of the Network’s “Destination Summer” Initiative | National Park Foundation
    and specials including a Get Outdoors stack of programming that includes back to back episodes of Best Parks Ever which features iconic national parks including Yellowstone Grand Tetons Glacier Great Smoky Mountains and Zion and Glamping which showcases glamorous camping in the wild Other summer programming supporting the NPF partnership includes Park Secrets the series that gives viewers everything they need to know to turn from tourist to traveler in America s parks and Alaska Unleashed a one hour special highlighting the best and most extreme adventures in Alaska Travel and tourism are big drivers of the U S economy and this is one important way Travel Channel can make a very positive impact said Laureen Ong President of Travel Channel We know our viewers are ready to lean in and experience life and this partnership with the National Park Foundation will touch consumers on a very personal level encouraging them to explore and appreciate the best destinations America has to offer A 2012 study by MMGY Global and the U S Travel Association found that television programming about U S destinations encourages domestic travel Specifically 61 percent of Travel Channel viewers reported conducting research to find out more about a U S destination featured in a TV program Moreover 39 percent of Travel Channel viewers said they are more likely to visit a U S destination after viewing a TV program on the topic Chartered by the U S Congress in 1967 NPF is founded on a legacy that began more than a century ago when private citizens from all walks of life took action to establish and protect our national parks Today the foundation carries on that tradition as the only national nonprofit whose sole mission is to directly support the National Park Service Travel Channel is one of six popular television brands within the Scripps Networks Interactive SNI lifestyle media portfolio which also includes Food Network and HGTV SNI is committed to its corporate social responsibility program serving as a positive force for change by focusing on one meal one home and one community at a time through its Change the World initiatives Travel Channel s robust summer long partnership with the National Park Foundation builds on more than 2 5 million in support that SNI has given to the Friends of the Smokies organization over the past several years to help protect and preserve the Great Smoky Mountains National Park located near SNI headquarters in Knoxville Tenn To learn more about all of SNI s corporate social responsibility efforts visit snichangetheworld com TRAVEL CHANNEL A multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations making the unfamiliar familiar whether it s around the world or around the block A dual feed network that is also available in HD Travel Channel is the world s leading travel media brand and is available in over 94 million U S cable homes Owned and operated by Scripps

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  • Say thanks to mom and Mother Earth with Macy's and the National Park Foundation | National Park Foundation
    messages a day through both Facebook and email Macy s will donate up to 400 000 total to selected non profits The National Park Foundation is one of five mom approved charities that Macy s will contribute to as part of the Thank a Mom movement Find out more about the work of the National Park Foundation and how to help at www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s nearly 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 This is Your Land FACEBOOK TWITTER ABOUT MACY S Macy s the largest retail brand of Macy s Inc delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states the District of Columbia Puerto Rico and Guam Macy s stores and macys com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him her and home Macy s is known for such epic events as Macy s 4th of July Fireworks and the Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade as well as spectacular fashion shows culinary events flower shows and celebrity appearances Building on a 150 year tradition Macy s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide

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