Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit education partner with the National Park Service, supports 71 partners across the western United States that develops products, services and programs that enrich the visitor experience.
Since 1938, WNPA has worked to connect new generations to parks in meaningful ways. They do this by making educational materials available to the public in their stores. Merchandise includes books, journals, educational games and t-shirts, junior ranger items, bookmarks, and posters that help tell the story of each park.
They also work closely with the park's interpretation and education program to support special events, activities and programs. In addition, they fund scientific research to help advance the management, preservation and interpretation of national parks.