COVID-19 has impacted the thousands of children, teachers, and families whom we support across the country as well as our beloved national parks and temporarily paused our Buddy Bison School Program. Read the full message from our executive director about COVID-19.
We engage kids with the great outdoors by providing fully funded park experiences that
1) align with classroom curricula,
2) encourage health and wellness through outdoor recreation, and
3) foster future park stewards and conservationists.
We currently serve 81 Title I public, public charter and private elementary and middle schools in
20 states and Washington, D.C.
More than 80% of our students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch.
Each school is supported by individuals, corporations, and foundations. Help us sustain our current schools and grow to support students in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
Celebrate Memorial Day and National Military Appreciation Month with our mascot Buddy Bison by writing a patriotic poem and learning about how Civil War soldiers communicated while on the battlefield.
THANK YOU to all of the kids, families, and partners who celebrated Parks to Kids Day this past weekend! The 10th anniversary of Kids to Parks Day might not have been what we originally imagined, but because of YOU, the day was a huge success!
May 16th is Kids to Parks Day and this year we’re bringing the parks to you by celebrating it as Parks to Kids Day! In honor of our 10th anniversary, we are providing 10 ways to explore the outdoors without leaving your neighborhood.
Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) presented NPT with an inaugural OAK Leaf Award which recognized our “leadership and collaboration in connecting kids with nature.” Read more.