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.
Did you know that some of the country's most beautiful lakes and seashores are protected as national parks? This week with our mascot Buddy Bison, learn about the difference between freshwater and saltwater parks and discover an endangered sea turtle that calls Padre Island National Seashore (TX) home.
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!
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.