Jan 03, 2019 2019-01-03
The National Park Trust (NPT) invites students across the country to participate in the ninth annual Kids to Parks Day (KTP), a nationwide grassroots movement to celebrate America’s parks and public lands, on May 18, 2019. In honor of this day, NPT is hosting the Kids to Parks Day National School Contest to help educators engage their students with their local parks. This national contest is open to all Title I schools in the United States (preK–12). Classes can receive funding for a KTP event at a local park or public land/waterway in their community. Students must do the research and write the proposal themselves, although teachers may provide support and feedback. The contest entries should explain how park experiences would promote education, health and wellness, and park stewardship. NPT will award park grants of up to $1,000 to winning entrants. Since Kids to Parks Day is May 18, 2019, schools are encouraged to implement their KTP events during the month of May 2019, but exceptions can be made based on school schedules.
Deadlines: February 14, 2019, for proposals; winners to be announced on NPT’s website on March 7, 2019