• Thanks to your support, 2016 was a record-breaking year for Kids to Parks Day! Watch our KTP Day 2016 summary video.​

    Mapping our progress


  • Since 1983, NPT has supported and assisted in acquiring inholdings and in developing public and private partnerships to promote the acquisition and preservation of parks, wildlife refuges, historic landmarks, public lands, and water ways. We have completed more than 100 park projects benefiting 49 national park units and other public lands in 33 states. To learn more about about our work and how you can get involved, contact Dick Ring, NPT Park Projects Director.

  • Buddy Bison® School Program: Because Kids Need Parks and Parks Need Kids

    The Buddy Bison school program was created in 2009 to engage diverse children from Title I schools with their local, state and national parks to teach environmental education and the numerous benefits of outdoor recreation. If parks are to survive, the face of those parks must change and under-served communities must have access to these local cultural and environmental resources. More than 80% of the students in the Buddy Bison school program qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch, predominantly in inner city communities. This program has been used in 60 schools across the country in grades pre-K through 8th in public, public charter and private schools across the country (20 states and Washington D.C.).

    This experiential learning program enhances existing school curricula throughout the year with emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) as well as history, language arts, reading, geography, the arts, and outdoor recreation. Students also learn about the careers of professionals who support our parks-- and the importance of stewarding our public lands. And in addition to bringing kids to parks, we bring parks to kids by arranging schools visits from our many conservation partners.

    To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Billy Schrack, NPT Director of Youth Programs.

Evan AndersonEvan Anderson leads select, advisory engagements where Intellectual Property (IP) may be a company's raison d'être. Evan draws from years of recent experience at ICAP Ocean Tomo and Ocean Tomo Transactions where he originated and led numerous sell-side IP transactions primarily in the mobile, wireless and telecommunication technologies sectors. Prior to this, Evan was a California-based VC and investment banker having led more than 20 M&A advisory engagements, lead managing underwriter IPOs/ secondaries/rights offerings, private capital raises and venture capital investments. He is also a registered Patent Attorney with early career litigation experience successfully representing an Appellant before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). He has also served on the Board of Trustees to the National Park Trust (non-profit) for ten years. Evan focuses at the nexus of intellectual property and investment banking executing primarily IP-centric M&A transactions on global innovations in Wireless and Telecommunications, Mobility, Cloud, Security, Energy and standards-based technologies. Evan is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a Series 79 Investment Banking Representative.

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