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Youth in Parks

Creating Park Advocates

We help to support youth programs for all ages at our partner national parks.

Youth Programs

Our support helps make possible daylong visits or month-long internships.

Connecting Kids to Culture

As part of a park-wide program entitled “Special Events to Engage and Connect,” roughly 500 4th-grade students gather at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park for two days every November to open the Hawaiian Makahiki season. They absorb Hawaiian culture through hula lessons, fishing lure and lauhala bracelet-making, kapa cloth stamping and much more. Students also hear about invasive species, Hawaiian monk seals, and seasonal fish spawning.

Bringing Youth to Parks

Our support to Haleakalā National Park has made it possible for hundreds of local youth to visit the park for day visits via rental buses. In Hawaiʻi, school buses do not belong to the schools and must be rented. This additional expense is often too much of a financial challenge to schools, and we are happy to help provide opportunities for experiential education.

Helping Kids Care

At the National Park of American Samoa, HPPA funding helped to support the costs of transportation for 471 local school kids on 20 field trips into this jewel-like park, something park staff cheered as “a great program.”



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