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National Park Trust, Outdoors Alliance for Kids Receive The North Face 2017 Explore Fund Grant

National Park Trust (NPT) and Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) are pleased to announce that The North Face has awarded a $20,000 2017 Explore Fund grant to benefit NPT’s national Buddy Bison School Program.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Get Children Outdoors

Members of congress on both sides of the aisle just came together to help get our kids outdoors. The Every Kid Outdoors Act (S. 1522; H.R. 3186), introduced by Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Representatives Niki Tsongas (D-MA-03), Scott Tipton (R-CO-03), Diana DeGette (D-CO-01), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) would encourage fourth graders and their families to visit America’s natural, cultural, and historical treasures.

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BOSTON FOURTH GRADERS RECEIVE PASSES TO VISIT PUBLIC LANDS AND WATERS

Partners came together to ensure kids across America can experience our national parks and public lands. The National Park Trust, The North Face, and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids joined the National Park Service to co-host an Every Kid in a Park event at Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park for 90 fourth graders from The Donald McKay K-8 School.

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Kids to Parks Day 2017 at Constitution Gardens!

Check out Maryland Public Television's story on Kids to Parks Day 2017.

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National Park Trust Honors Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) with 2017 Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award

National Park Trust (NPT) awards Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN) the 17th Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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7TH ANNUAL ‘KIDS TO PARKS DAY’ SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 A NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF PARKS

Children, families, and schools in communities across America will celebrate their local, state and national parks and public lands on Saturday, May 20th in commemoration of the 7th Annual Kids to Parks Day. National Park Trust estimates that nearly one million people will attend 1,000 park events across the country in what is fast becoming America’s national day of outdoor play.

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Designating May 20 “Kids to Parks Day”

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, applauded the Senate’s passage of their bipartisan resolution to encourage children to get outdoors by designating May 20 National Kids to Parks Day.

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Chicago Fourth Graders Receive Passes to Visit Public Lands and Waters

Partners came together to ensure kids across America can experience our national parks and public lands. The National Park Trust, The North Face, and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids joined the National Park Service to co-host an Every Kid in a Park event at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for 60 fourth graders from the Chicago Academy.

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National Park Trust, Caesars Foundation Celebrate National Parks with Local Students

110 fourth-grade students from Chalmette Elementary will participate in a National Park celebration at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park’s Barataria Preserve. The event is sponsored by Caesars Foundation and organized by the nonprofit National Park Trust (NPT) in partnership with the National Park Service.

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Record Visitation to National Parks in 2016—Over 13 Percent Increase at Channel Islands National Park

During the National Park Service Centennial in 2016, visitation to national parks increased by nearly eight percent, including an overall 13 percent increase at Channel Islands National Park. This past year 342,209 people visited Channel Islands National Park. Additional day visitors and overnight campers to Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz Islands increased island visitation by about 10 percent.

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Fourth Graders Receive Passes To Visit Public Lands And Waters

The National Park Trust, The North Face, and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids joined the National Park Service to co-host an Every Kid in a Park event at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park for 60 fourth graders from Hoover Elementary School.

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Partners Give a Gift of Wilderness to Rocky Mountain National Park

It could have been the worst-case scenario for Rocky Mountain National Park: a “Land for Sale” sign going up in one of the most popular areas of the Park. But that was exactly the situation the Park would have been confronted with if not for a quick response from Rocky Mountain Conservancy, The Wilderness Land Trust, National Park Trust, and the support of local funders.

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National Park Trust Honored with an Inaugural Outdoors Alliance for Kids Leaf Award

The Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) announced five recipients of the inaugural OAK Leaf Award which recognizes alliance members for their collaborative approach to support OAK’s policy or programmatic goals. REI, The North Face, National Park Trust, Children & Nature Network and the National League of Cities to receive the award during an OAK welcome reception for the annual gathering of the alliance, held at The Wilderness Society’s Ansel Adams Gallery.

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2016-17 Catalogue for Philanthropy

Look who made the 2016-17 Catalogue for Philanthropy! Yep, that's us being recognized for getting all 3,200 fourth-grade students in DCPS to a National Park during the 2016-17 school year.

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Free Field Trips to National Park for Ventura County Fourth Graders — Kick Off Event for This Year’s Every Kid in a Park Initiative

This school year nearly every fourth grader in Ventura County will have the opportunity for a free field trip to Channel Islands National Park as part of the Every Kid in a Park initiative.

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NPS increases efforts to get Every Kid In a Park

The National Park Service (NPS) is kicking off a new school year and the second year of the Every Kid In a Park program by distributing passes to every public school fourth grader in the District. The passes, which provide free access for fourth graders and their families to any of the nation’s 413 national parks, are part of the NPS commitment to get youth outside and inspire a new generation to enjoy and take care of their public lands.

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DC 4TH GRADERS GET FREE PASSES TO VISIT PUBLIC LANDS AND WATERS

Partners came together to ensure kids across America can experience our national parks and public lands. The National Park Trust, The North Face, and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids joined the National Park Service to co-host an Every Kid in a Park event in Rock Creek Park for 50 fourth graders from E.W. Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School. This is the second of five events funded by The North Face Explore Fund.

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NYC 4TH GRADERS GET FREE PASSES TO VISIT PUBLIC LANDS AND WATERS

Partners came together to ensure kids across America can experience our national parks and public lands. The National Park Trust, The North Face, and the Outdoors Alliance for Kids joined the National Park Service to co-host an Every Kid in a Park event in Gateway National Recreation Area for 90 fourth graders from Amersfort Public School (PS 119) in Brooklyn. This is the first of five events funded by The North Face Explore Fund.

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Find Your Park

My name is Cheyenne and I am a rising 5th grader at an elementary school in Maryland. This Thursday, August 25, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. To celebrate this anniversary, all national parks will be free to visit from August 25-28, and I wanted to tell you why I hope you will go to FindYourPark.com and plan a visit to some of these amazing places.

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National Park Trust, Caesars Entertainment Celebrate National Park Service Centennial with Y Students

On August 25th, the Centennial of the National Park Service, 60 elementary school students (grades 3 to 5) from three Baltimore City Y Community Schools will participate at a marquee 100th-anniversary celebration at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

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National Park Trust, Outdoors Alliance for Kids Receive The North Face 2016 Explore Fund Grants

In this Centennial year of the National Park Service, National Park Trust is pleased to announce that The North Face has awarded two 2016 Explore Fund grants to benefit our national Buddy Bison School Program.

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Congresswoman McCollum Receives Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D­MN) received the Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award from the National Park Trust at an event at the Newseum in Washington Thursday evening.

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6TH ANNUAL ‘KIDS TO PARKS DAY’ SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016 FAMILY PARK EVENTS PLANNED ACROSS U.S. TO KICK START 100TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Children, families, and schools in communities across America will celebrate their local, state and national parks and public lands on Saturday, May 21st in commemoration of the 6th Annual Kids to Parks Day.

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Outdoor Industry, REI And The Fund Team Up With Mayor Bowser To Give Park Experiences To Every 4th Grader In Washington, D.C.

Timed with the National Park Centennial, the specialty outdoor retailer, outdoor advocacy groups and the Mayor work together to get every kid in D.C. to a park.

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FACT SHEET: On Every Kid In a Park Day of Action, White House Announces Commitments to Getting Nearly Half a Million Kids Outside

p>Today, the White House is announcing that more than two dozen foundations, companies, and non-profit organizations have signed on to the President’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, committing to funding trips to America’s national parks and other public lands and waters for nearly half a million 4th grade children.

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NATIONAL PARK TRUST HONORS SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, SALLY JEWELL, WITH THE AMERICAN PARK EXPERIENCE AWARD

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today accepted the National Park Trust’s (NPT) American Park Experience Award for her contributions to protecting and expand American lands, her work to enhance the park experience, and her commitment to connecting our nation’s youth to the outdoors.

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NATIONAL PARK TRUST AND PARTNERS EXPAND ‘BUDDY BISON’ EDUCATION PROGRAM TO BENEFIT ATLANTA SCHOOL

National Park Trust (NPT), in partnership with the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and the National Park Service, is pleased to announce the expansion of the Buddy Bison School Program at M. Agnes Jones Elementary.

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