It takes a lot of time and effort to make a program like this possible, and we'd like to thank the organizations who worked so hard to bring this into your classroom.
|National Park Service
Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, the men and women of the National Park Service are proud to safeguard these nearly 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. But our work doesn’t stop there. The National Park Service is proud that tribes, local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual citizens ask for our help in revitalizing their communities, preserving local history, celebrating local heritage, and creating close to home opportunities for kids and families to get outside, be active, and have fun.
|National Park Foundation
For over forty years, private philanthropy has been helping to improve, preserve and protect America’s National Parks. For over forty years, and without federal appropriations, the National Park Foundation–chartered by Congress as the only national charitable partner of America’s National Parks–has sustained this legacy of private philanthropy. The mission of the National Park Foundation is to strengthen the connection between the American people and their National Parks by raising private funds, making strategic grants, creating innovative partnerships and increasing public awareness.
|Apple Learning Interchange
The Apple Learning Interchange has developed an online educational environment to facilitate the interchange of ideas among teachers, education leaders, visionaries and innovators. A museum of online exhibits created by educators for educators showcases authentic teaching practices, leadership practices, virtual field trips and educational events, all with media-based resources. ALI provides the technology for the Bank of Experts Discussion Forum during the live program, and archives the streams of past EFTs.
The UPS Foundation has donated over $1 million to the National Park Foundation (NPF) since 2000. UPS is committed to making a lasting difference through hands-on, community based service. From addressing the many impacts of climate change to the challenges of reducing energy consumption, it's clear that the protection and conservation of our natural world is a shared responsibility. While The UPS Foundation's role in this area is emerging, its objective is to support organizations and programs that lead to lasting change. NPF's Electronic Field Trip (EFT) is such a program. By using a website, podcasts, classroom activities, discussion forum, and live broadcasts, EFT breaks down the geographic barrier between the student and our national treasures and creates a shared classroom experience with park rangers, fellow students, and classrooms across the country.