Preserving Parks Today; Creating Park Stewards for Tomorrow
For 35 years, National Park Trust (NPT) has enhanced our system of national, state, and local parks by completing more than 100 land preservation projects in 33 states and Washington, D.C. Furthermore, since 2009, NPT has been working to cultivate the next generation of park stewards through our two national youth programs, our Buddy Bison school program and Kids to Parks Day. Currently we are funding 60 Title 1 Buddy Bison schools and we provided an additional 74 schools with park grants for Kids to Parks Day.
NPT has the unique opportunity to make park preservation projects into a thousand teachable moments, by preserving critical park lands and engaging our youth, especially those that are under-served, with park education programs, outdoor recreation, and park stewardship. We invite you to learn more about our mission and programs and how you can get involved.
The Buddy Bison School Program is a national environmental youth education program that engages students PreK-8th grade from Title I schools with local, state, and national parks. Our goal is to cultivate future park stewards by bringing enviromental education outdoors.
Kids to Parks Day is a national day of play that connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks. By discovering our public lands, kids across the country are learning about stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM, and history. Kids to Parks Day 2017 is May 20th!