NPS Youth Programs

National parks are places for discovery, exploration, health, & service. We aim to engage youth to be the next generation of environmental stewards.

We are so excited for Entrance Fee-Free Day tomorrow. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to explore a new place or visit an old favorite. We will see you there! #Nationalparkweek #findyourpark #feefreeday
National Park Week kicks off tomorrow! Check out this article by @boyscoutsofamerica highlighting ways for scouts and adventurers to join in the week long celebration @nationalparkservice sites. Get out and explore! #findyourpark #Nationalparkweek
Did you know? You can earn a Junior Ranger Badge at hundreds of @NationalParkService sites across the US! Visit to #findyourpark & learn more! #jrranger #Nationalparkweek #findyourpark
Hey, let's chat! Join us for a Twitter chat with @NatlParkService & @GoParks as we gear up for #NationalParkWeek at 1pm ET! Follow us on Twitter @npsyouth ! #nationalparkweek #twitterchat #npsyouth FindYourPark
Each April, we join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park! Get ready to celebrate National Park Week 2019 from April 20 to 28! Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs and events. To kick off National Park Week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday, April 20! There are also special days during the week to highlight the different ways you can enjoy your national parks. Get involved in National Park Week on social media, find an event, or take the Trivia Tuesday Challenge!
Bats, bats, bats! More than 50 species of bats live in our national parks across the U.S. Click through our interactive map to find these parks where these bats call home! #batsbatsbats #BatAppreciation
Citizen science is the voluntary involvement of the public in scientific research. Citizen scientists can help design experiments, collect data, analyze results, and solve problems. Their work helps professional scientists and resource managers understand parks. Their data help solve real problems and answer real questions. In a nutshell, citizen science is science. Anyone can be a citizen scientist, regardless of where they’re from. It doesn't matter how old you are or what your background is. All it takes is some time, curiosity, and a sense of wonder. #citizenscience #nps #findyourpark
Kenilworth Spring Break Nature Fest offers local children a safe, fun and educational place to be while their school is on break and their parents are at work. This event fosters local environmental awareness, the importance of green spaces, the role of the park within the Kenilworth community, and the power of personal choices. Nature Fest kicks off next week the 15-19th, stay tuned for live updates!
The Student Conservation Association is looking for an intern! This opportunity is a 12-week expense paid internship for Summer 2019. Apply today and learn more information by visiting today! #nextgenstewards #internship #paidinternship #students #conservation
Youth get out and explore! Your national parks offer a wide variety of opportunities, to explore, play and learn! Find a park near you, and share your experience with @npsyouth ! #findyourpark #nextgenstewards #npsyouth
Each of us plays an important role in maintaining our national parks. Apply these 7 No Trace Principles anytime, anywhere while exploring a park near you! #publichealthweek #loveyourpark
Healthy parks, healthy people! #keepamericabeautiful
Teeming with stars, the dark night sky is ethereal hovering over the rocky cliffs and gorge at @blackcanyonnps of Gunnison National Park, Colorado. #darkskies #findyourpark
WATCH THIS! - The National Park Foundation @goparks supports many crews each year to inspire the next generation of diverse park stewards through service to help maintain and restore our national parks. #nextgenstewards #npsyouth #nps #findyourpark #parks #service
Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)TM in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership. For over 100 years, @GirlScouts has given girls the tools to lead, break barriers, and create positive change. Learn about the Girl Scout difference and discover how Girl Scouts’ can help you take the lead! ⠀
Want to earn your Girl Scout Patch? Visit for more information! #gsoutdoors #npsyouth #youth #outdoor #girlscouts #thinkoutsidethecookiebox
In celebration of @girlscouts 107th birthday, we are excited to honor Girl Scouts around the nation who are taking action to impact issues they care about, like championing clean, sustainable energy solutions using #STEM . Girl Scouts are working to make the world a better place. Thanks to Girl Scouts, millions of girls across the nation are finding their passion too! That’s why we are proud to celebrate Girl Scouts’ 107th birthday! #girlscouts #nationalgirlscoutday #nps #npsyouth #youth #stem #science #technology #engineering #math #girlslead
Check out the @girlscouts blog entry on several awesome ways to celebrate your beliefs during Girl Scout Week! #girlscouts #gsoutdoors #nationalgirlscoutweek
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