Saturday, May 20th is Kids to Parks Day
The National Park Trust estimates that nearly one million people will attend 1,000 park events across the country on Kids to Parks Day.
Visit www.kidstoparks.org for a complete list of park events by state and downloadable tips and activity guides to help children, families and teachers plan park adventures. Those who pledge to participate will also have a chance to win a camping package from The North Face, including a tent, 4 sleeping bags and a duffel bag.
In 2012, NPT launched the Kids to Parks Day National School Contest. This year, NPT awarded park grants to 70 Title I schools in 28 states and Washington, D.C. benefiting nearly 4,000 children, grades pre-K through 12. The grants will help students put their ideas into action and visit, learn, steward and play in their local, state and national parks and public lands this month.
Kids to Parks Day national sponsors include:
- FirstEnergy Foundation
- Guest Services, Inc.
- Boy Scouts of America
- M&T Bank
- PBS Kids’ Nature Cat
- The North Face
- Eastern National
National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day has the support of the National Park Service and America’s State Parks. Other NPT collaborators include: the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families; American Academy of Pediatrics; National Recreation and Park Association; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; National Geographic Kids; American Hiking Society; Children & Nature Network; National Wildlife Federation; Sierra Club; Outdoors Alliance for Kids; National Environmental Education Foundation; American Recreation Coalition; National Parks Conservation Association; The Wilderness Society; Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital; and Outdoor Families Magazine.
Ms. Jensen is a leading advocate for families and children and was the founder and president of ACES, The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support.