National Kids to Parks Day New Scholarship Contest

The annual National Kids to Parks Day (KTP) is set for Saturday, May 19, 2012. KTP is a nation-wide day organized by National Park Trust (NTP) to encourage kids and families to go outside and explore their nearby natural surroundings.  More than 15,000 families in almost 200 towns participated in the family-friendly day last year.

NTP is launching a brand new National Kids to Park Day Class Contest. The theme is "Explore outdoors, the parks are yours!" a slogan of NPT's mascot, Buddy Bison. Students across the U.S. can enter for a chance to win a $250, $500 or $1,000 scholarship by researching a local park and writing a proposal fitting this year's theme. The entry deadline is March 1.

Find out more about NKP and the contest at kidstoparksorg.