Kids to Parks Day is May 18, 2019!
National Park Trust (NPT) invites students across the country to participate in the 9th annual Kids to Parks Day (KTP), a nationwide grassroots movement to celebrate America’s parks and public lands.
In honor of this day, NPT is once again 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 (grades pre-K through 12). Classes can receive funding for a KTP event at a local park or public land/waterway in their community. Students must research and write the proposal themselves, although we encourage teachers to provide support and feedback! Contest entries should explain how park experiences will promote:
- Health and Wellness
- Park Stewardship
NPT will award park grants up to $1,000 to winning entries. We encourage schools to implement their KTP event during the month of May 2019 but exceptions can be made based on school schedules.
The deadline for entries is Thursday, February 14, 2019. Winners will be announced here on our website Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Check out the information below to learn more, including the entry form, prizes, sample entries, and testimonials.
How to enter:
- Students and Teachers must complete the three-page entry form.
Kids to Parks Day Class Contest Entry Form 153.80 KB
Kids to Parks Day Class Contest Entry Form Doc 90.92 KB
- Winners will receive: PDF
- Email, mail, or fax the proposal to:
National Park Trust
c/o Kids to Parks Day School Contest
401 E. Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20850 or
Fax: (301) 279-7211