This year NPT is once again hosting the Kids to Parks Day National School Contest! The purpose of the contest is to empower students to create and plan their own park experience. This national contest is open to all under-served schools across the country and in the U.S. territories. Students can submit proposals for a KTP event at a park in their community. NPT will award grants up to $1,000 to winning entries. We encourage schools to implement their KTP event during the month of May, 2016.
Last year we awarded 50 schools with park grants. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, our 2016 school contest has been selected by the National Park Service as a Centennial Match Project. With the matched funding from NPS, we will be able to award park grants to 100 schools this year -- 100 schools to celebrate 100 years!
This gift will help cover bus transportation for one winning 4th-grade classroom to visit a national park or other federal land of their choice. Every dollar raised will be matched 1-to-1 by the National Park Service Centennial Challenge Fund to cover bus transportation for a second winning 4th-grade classroom.