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Disney Announces Collaboration with National Park Foundation to Connect Kids with Nature

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29 April 2015 No Comment

parksThe Walt Disney Company has announced a three-year collaboration with the National Park Foundation (NPF) to get 500,000 kids into the national parks by 2017.

As part of the agreement Disney will also continue to be the lead sponsor of the NPF’s ‘Open OutDoors for Kids program and will continue to support the Find Your Park campaign.

“The more kids are exposed to the great outdoors, the more they appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature,” said Kevin Callahan, vice president, Community Engagement and Strategic Philanthropy, The Walt Disney Company. “Disney congratulates the National Park Service for opening the outdoors to kids and families for nearly 100 years. We are proud to work with National Park Foundation to make even more park experiences possible, inspiring lifelong conservation values for generations to come.”

The NPF has, with Disney’s help, given more than 100,000 kids their first national park experience. And Disney has helped to expand programs that help bring underserved families into the parks.

“Research shows that spending time outdoors is incredibly important to a child’s development, and parks serve as some of our nation’s most dynamic classrooms and centers for active learning for all ages,” said NPF Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Abbie Gibbs.

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