在世界杯买球App下载的国家公园中吸引和教育青年

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Jean Lafitte国家历史公园实地考察 & 保存- NPF照片/ Dawn Kish

世界杯买球App下载的国家公园是美国最大的教室, 提供无与伦比的机会与自然联系, 以及世界杯买球App下载的历史和文化. 教育al programs tied to our parks enhance curriculum taught in the classroom, 提高批判性思维能力, 知识, 自信, and motivation to learn – all while having a transformative impact on 学生.

The 世界杯押注软件App下载 (NPF), together with our partners, supports 青年参与和教育项目 为孩子们提供了享受的方式, 理解, 连接到世界杯买球App下载的国家公园, 培养下一代公园管理员.

为孩子们开放户外

一群学生沿着海滩上的石头走

在奥林匹克国家公园为孩子们举办户外活动

NPF图片/ Dawn Kish

Research demonstrates that kids who engage with the outdoors are healthier and do better in school. 类似的, a young person’s 理解ing of 历史 improves after experiencing sites of cultural significance. NPF的 为孩子们开放户外 节目介绍所有的孩子体验, outdoor experiences that promote physical and emotional health, 公民参与, 以及对自然的长期欣赏. 通过提供交通, 编程, 儿童免费进入公园, 老师, 和家庭, 为孩子们开放户外 creates pathways to experience nature, 历史, 和文化, as well as create lifelong connections to these treasured resources.

“这种支持的价值是不可估量的. It opens life-changing opportunities for kids to bring nature and parks into their lives.——密西西比河 & 娱乐区

In 2016, NPF为该项目推出了Focus City模式, 使公园能够延伸到新的学校, 老师, 学生, 和社区合作伙伴. 该模式向城市地区的公园提供大笔拨款, with funding allocated for both transportation costs as well as capacity building for the park and its local park partners. 这是帮助 召集社区 around our parks and innovating the way parks and their partners can build sustainable programs.

自推出以来, 为孩子们开放户外 has helped connect over 1 million kids to our national parks. 从学生 用双筒望远镜观察本地鸟类 at 门拱国家公园 一个教室 学习历史 of 小石城中心高中国家历史遗址, each door opened to our parks represents another kid newly connected to the outdoors, 它的雄伟和历史, 以及所有的可能性.

混合学习资助

A ranger stands in front of a tablet and a sign that reads 'Virtual Field Trip in Progress'

A ranger facilitates a virtual field trip to Joshua Tree National Park

NPS图片/ Hannah Schwalbe

Sometimes a student or a classroom is not able to make a physical visit to a park. 随着最近的增长和转向在线学习, many schools and parks have adjusted in-park 编程 to address this need. 为实现这一目标, 混合学习资助, 这是NPF的儿童户外开放项目的延伸, are piloting innovative distance learning techniques that connect 学生, 老师, 以及家庭对国家公园资源的关注.

由这些赠款支持的项目是 就像世界杯买球App下载的国家公园一样多样化. 在蒙大拿州,七年级和八年级的学生正在学习 马丁·范布伦国家历史遗址 来完成投票是我的超级大国计划, embracing the skills and 知识 required to be well-informed voters. In 麻萨诸塞州, eight 老师 are creating educational programs with 塞勒姆海事国家历史遗址 让学生了解当地黑人历史. 与此同时,在阿拉斯加, remote and 阿拉斯加 native 学生 who may live 300 miles apart are enjoying a 混合动力 education program from Wrangell-St. 伊莱亚斯国家公园 & 保存 与此同时,学生们在德克萨斯州与公园管理员一起进行头脑风暴 帕洛阿尔托战场国家公园 关于保护历史和自然的方法. 无论学生在哪里学习, these 混合学习资助 are making classroom lessons come to life through the wonder of our national parks.

领域的科学

A group of people, holding nets, set out into a grassy field

领域的科学 program participants study ecosystems in 荒地国家公园

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Our parks are magnificent living laboratories that show us the vast and dynamic natural world and serve as great classrooms for those seeking to learn about the world around us. NPF的 领域的科学 节目的前身是公民科学2.0, provides 学生 and 老师 alike the opportunity to enter these living classrooms and participate in hands-on learning experiences that bring science to life. 2017年开始了为期三年的试点计划, 领域的科学 has engaged dozens of schools from across the country, 探索流域卫生方面的经验教训, 野生动物监测, 和更多的.

在科学领域, 来自当地小学的学生 进行实地考察 荒地国家公园 to observe animals and study insects and arachnids native to the park, culminating in an overnight camping trip to learn about bat ecology and echolocation. In 仙人掌国家公园, 学生 from the greater Tucson area collected and analyzed data from saguaro cacti alongside experts in the field. 在华盛顿特区.C. 400多名二年级学生参观了阿纳科斯蒂亚公园 收集淡水贻贝的数据 作为公园正在进行的修复工程的一部分. 领域的科学 provides real examples of scientific principles in action in our parks, enhancing 学生’ 理解ing of concepts and introducing them to future career opportunities in national parks.


教育al programs tied our national parks enhance the lessons taught in our school classrooms, 他们是虚拟, 混合动力, 或面对面. NPF and our partners are proud to continue the support of 青年参与和教育项目 such as these to connect 学生 to these unique and treasured places, inspiring the next generation of park stewards while inviting them to explore the world around them. 捐赠 to the 世界杯押注软件App下载 today to help support programs and projects such as these – together we have a powerful impact on our parks.

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