National Park Trust (NPT), established in 1983, is a land conservancy and environmental education nonprofit dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow. We identify key land acquisition projects that benefit our national parks. We also connect kids to these unique, iconic places – because kids need parks and parks need kids.
Our vision is that everyone will have an American Park Experience. This can only happen if we build an awareness and appreciation of our national parks and other public lands and waters, and dedicate ourselves to introducing current and successive generations to our uniquely American heritage.
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 environmental 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 park stewardship, outdoor recreation, STEM, and history. Kids to Parks Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May.