We dedicate all of our resources to helping national parks tell the story of America—its beauty, culture, and heritage.
WNPA funds help protect national parks by providing educational and interpretive products, programs, and services, funding important research, and creating learning opportunities for young people.
WNPA Makes a Difference
WNPA research grants have been wonderful for (Saguaro National Park) and allowed us to bring together science and interpretation in new ways.Theresa Foley and Dan Swann Saguaro researchers
This (grant) has been a great opportunity to share our research and knowledge of bats and microbes with the (Carlsbad Caverns National Park) interpretive rangers … as well as visitors.Debbie C. Beucher and Diana E. Northrup Researchers
I have been doing Junior Ranger books for two years now. My grades improved, and so did my self-confidence.Naomie, age 11 Junior Ranger
By teaching young people about these special places, we hope they will love and appreciate them and want to help protect them too.
Reading Better with Parks
Naomie, 11, struggled with reading until she discovered the Junior Ranger program. She loves doing the activities. That’s helped her improve in reading, social studies, science, and math…
Help Us Do More
America’s story constantly unfolds. With your help, we can support discovery of new knowledge, new understanding, and new ways to engage with society. Join our efforts!