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Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
Contact: Alanna Sobel, 202-796-2538
International Falls, MN (October 20, 2017) – Voyageurs National Park was selected to receive a 2017 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The grant funding will be used to offset transportation costs for local 4th grade classes visiting Voyageurs. These students participate in a curriculum-based program called “The Landscape of Voyageurs: Understanding the past, discovering the present, and planning for the future”. The program includes an engaging reenactment of the life of a voyageur; a ride aboard The Voyageur tour boat to view bald eagles and other wildlife; and a tracking by snowshoe winter hike.
“I can still remember the excitement of exploring my first national park as a kid and it made me want to discover more,” said National Park Foundation President Will Shafroth. “I’m thrilled that our National Park Foundation grants make it possible for hundreds of thousands of kids to experience the wonder of parks for the first time, sparking a lifelong love for national parks.”
For the full list of grantees and their projects, click here.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. In 2016, commemorating the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Foundation launched The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, a comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the future of these national treasures for the next hundred years. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.