Challenge Cost Share projects are as diverse as our national parks.
Examples of past projects:
“Youth Diving with a Purpose" at Biscayne National Park - High school seniors spent a week scuba diving with NPS professionals mapping an underwater shipwreck. See the YDWP NPS Ordinary Young People Doing Extraordinary Things!
Learning Adventures at Lake Mead National Recreation Area - The Partners Outside Las Vegas Foundation, the National Park Service and the Lower Colorado River Water Trail Alliance provided experiential educational opportunities for 200 Southern Nevada YMCA youth. Watch the youth Cruisin' and Paddlin' on the Mighty Colorado.
Groundwork Richmond Green Team and Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park - “Green Team” youth reached out to the Richmond, CA community to collaborate on a new community-designed park, install a mural, and clean up the surrounding area. They also completed a service learning project with Pt. Reyes National Seashore and an educational/recreational kayaking program with San Francisco Maritime National Park. See 50 Fund Playmaker: Javier Ochoa Reyes and Groundwork Richmond explain their efforts.