• Thanks to your support, 2016 was a record-breaking year for Kids to Parks Day! Watch our KTP Day 2016 summary video.​

    Mapping our progress


  • Since 1983, NPT has supported and assisted in acquiring inholdings and in developing public and private partnerships to promote the acquisition and preservation of parks, wildlife refuges, historic landmarks, public lands, and water ways. We have completed more than 100 park projects benefiting 49 national park units and other public lands in 33 states. To learn more about about our work and how you can get involved, contact Dick Ring, NPT Park Projects Director.

  • Buddy Bison® School Program: Because Kids Need Parks and Parks Need Kids

    The Buddy Bison school program was created in 2009 to engage diverse children from Title I schools with their local, state and national parks to teach environmental education and the numerous benefits of outdoor recreation. If parks are to survive, the face of those parks must change and under-served communities must have access to these local cultural and environmental resources. More than 80% of the students in the Buddy Bison school program qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, predominantly in inner city communities. This program has been used in 60 schools across the country in grades pre-K through 8th in public, public charter and private schools across the country (20 states and Washington D.C.).

    This experiential learning program enhances existing school curricula throughout the year with emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) as well as history, language arts, reading, geography, the arts, and outdoor recreation. Students also learn about the careers of professionals who support our parks-- and the importance of stewarding our public lands. And in addition to bringing kids to parks, we bring parks to kids by arranging schools visits from our many conservation partners.

    To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Billy Schrack, NPT Director of Youth Programs.

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is proud to support National Kids to Parks Day 2014!

Booz Allen embraces environmental and sustainability practices—in our homes, in our communities, and in the world—through our support for nonprofits around the country. This includes support for America's national, state, and local parks. This year, we're encouraging employees to celebrate National Kids to Parks Day on May 17. National Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide effort to connect youth with nature and encourage them to experience and explore the outdoors.

Events will be held in parks nationwide- find out what's going on in your community today and take the pledge to participate on May 17. Make to sure to RSVP by completing the form on this page!

There will also be volunteer opportunities the DC, Norfolk, and Colorado Springs events, sign up to volunteer at Booz Allen Cares by searching for “Kids to Parks Day”. For additional details, contact Community Partnerships member, Amy Schossler .

Contact Booz Allen Community Partnerships team member James Murphy for more information.


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