Connecting Kids to the National Parks – America’s Largest Classroom
Today, GoGo squeeZ® is living its mission to make it easier for families to be healthier and happier thanks to a new partnership with the National Park Foundation (NPF) that will put nature and the joy of learning through parks at kids’ fingertips. The partnership kicks off at the start of June’s “Great Outdoors Month” – a month-long celebration encouraging everyone to embrace and experience the natural world.
The National Park Foundation works to protect wildlife and park lands, preserve history and culture, educate and engage youth, and connect people everywhere to the wonder of the parks. We do it in collaboration with the National Park Service, the park partner community and with the generous support of donors, without whom our work would not be possible. For more information visit www.nationalparks.org.
GoGo squeeZ® is partnering with the National Park Foundation to help fund NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids program (OOK), which connects elementary school-aged youth to national parks through meaningful, educational, and engaging field trips. The Open OutDoors for Kids program targets kids at a critical age when they are more receptive to engaging with nature and the environment.
- 77% participants are from Title I schools.
- 62% participants represent diverse backgrounds (Black, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or Other).
- 18,000+ participants are expected to visit a national park through the OOK program in 2021-2022.
GoGo squeeZ® and National Park Foundation are planning much more with this exciting new partnership, including a mobile tour this summer that will inspire families to get outside and visit the national parks. In addition, fans will have a chance to win the ultimate family road trip via a national sweepstakes where entries will also unlock donations from GoGo squeeZ® to support more kids visiting the parks through OOK. Visit GoGosqueeZ.com for further updates throughout the summer.