Kids to Parks Day National School Contest Opens October 1!

National Park Trust invites YOU and students across the country to participate in the 8th annual Kids to Parks Day, a nationwide grassroots movement celebrating America’s parks and public lands. Kids to Parks Day takes place every year on the third Saturday of May. In 2018, it will be Saturday, May 19th.

In honor of this day of outdoor play, we are once again hosting the Kids to Parks Day (KTP) National School Contest to help educators engage their students with their local parks through education, outdoor recreation, and stewardship. This national contest is open to all Title I (that means 40% of students qualify for free and reduced-priced lunch) schools and school groups in the U.S. (grades preK through 12). Students can submit proposals to fund their KTP Day event in May 2018 at a park or public lands/waterways in their community. We will award park scholarships up to $1,000 to winning entries. Last year, 70 schools received park grants. The contest opens October 1st and closes the February 1st, 2018. Winners will be announced Tuesday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day.

Click here to go to our updated website! You can learn more about the contest, download the entry form (on October 1st), and watch our 60-second school video from last year!

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Questions? Contact Billy Schrack, (william@parktrust.org) or Katie Zimmerman, (katie@parktrust.org) or call 301-279-7275.

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