future stewards

Youth Push for Pullman on Capitol Hill

Earlier this month, NPCA and its supporters met with members of Congress to discuss creating Chicago’s first national park in […]

“Save All of the Natural Things”

Schoolkids in California Share What They Love Most about National Parks

“Who do the national parks belong to?” My colleague Kari Kiser, Pacific Regional Council Chairman Michael Malaga, and I posed […]

Kids paddle on the Anacostia River in Maryland. Photo © Annie Riker/NPCA.

Feeling Small Again

5 Tips for Visiting National Parks with Kids

We go to the parks to feel small again. These are places of enormous grandeur which fill us with wonder […]

GWARDC volunteers collect trash along the Anacostia River.

Laying the Groundwork: Reclaiming D.C.’s “Forgotten River”

Imagine having a beautiful river in your backyard, but being afraid to enjoy it. The Anacostia has a bad reputation […]

Owen and Zach Brunner at Yosemite National Park. Photo courtesy of the Brunner family.

Boy Wonders

Meet Two Young Donors Who Turn Their Birthdays into Celebrations for National Parks

Remember when you were young and asked all of your friends not to bring gifts to your birthday party? Odds […]