Google has donated $165,000 to send about 1,700 children to national parks around the country as a part of the National Park Foundation’s efforts to get more kids into the parks. The donation was made to the National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program, which supports the National Park Service’s Every Kid In A Park initiative, allowing every fourth grader in the country to get a pass for free entry to National Park Service lands for a year. Because many of those children don’t necessarily have easy transportation to get to those parks, Google’s donation will help them get to some of the most famous parks/recreation areas, including:
Yosemite National Park, California: Approximately 400 students will attend multi-day NatureBridge environmental science programs.
Golden Gate National Recreational Area, California; Olympic National Park, Washington; and Prince William Forest Park, Virginia: Approximately 200 students will enjoy multi-day experiences at each park.
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