Youth in Parks - Environmental Education (YIP-EE)
FSP has designed the Youth in Parks - Environmental Education (YIP-EE) project focusing attention on getting students outside the classroom into our state parks. It's envisioned as a partnership between a state park, the park’s friends group and a public school to support Field trips.
Friends of State Parks is focusing attention on getting students outside the classroom into our state parks. Our state parks preserve some of North Carolina’s greatest examples of geology, ecology and cultural history. Field trips give children meaningful experiences with these tangible resources. Their increased knowledge and improved attitudes towards history and science can have long-lasting effects.
Junior Ranger Program
FSP used a grant from Great Outdoor Provision Company to fund a Junior Ranger Programs engage elementary age children in meaningful learning by participating in park educational programs, completing an activity booklet, conducting a park stewardship project and learning about career opportunities in natural resources.
FSP is proud to support the North Carolina's Junior Ranger Program with a grant from Great Outdoor Provision Company
Junior Ranger Programs engage elementary age children ages 6-12 in meaningful learning by participating in park educational programs, completing an activity booklet, and learning about stewardship of natural resources. Children can earn a badge by completing the activity booklet for a park. They complete the booklet for multiple parks and collect additional badges. They have the option of joining a free Department of Parks and Recreation newsletter for Junior Rangers.
After a successful pilot program with five parks the program is now available for all North Carolina's State Parks. For more information and to download the activity booklet go to State Wide Booklet
SORRY, adults are not eligible to earn this badges - KIDS ONLY! So be a Parent, Big Brother, Big Sister, Uncle, Aunt, or invite a friends family to a park and help them learn about the world they live in.