2008 Sponsored Project
of State Parks is focusing attention on getting students outside the
classroom into our state parks. Our state parks preserve some of North
Carolina’s greatest examples of geology, ecology and cultural history.
Field trips give children meaningful experiences with these tangible
resources. Their increased knowledge and improved attitudes towards
history and science can have long-lasting effects.
are finding it increasingly difficult to take students on nature
outings and many families lack the resources to do this on their own.
challange the parks face is having enough staff to accommodate all the
individuals and groups who want to participate in their
State Parks has designed the Youth in Parks - Environmental Education
(YIP-EE) project, envisioned as a partnership between a state park, the
park’s friends group and a public school. Additional
support may also come from environmental educators or those
seeking environmental education certification to volunteer as assistant
Join with FSP
in bringing more Young People to the Parks for Education