National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) is partnering with No Barriers USA to host a fully-funded Every Kid in a Park program in Summer 2019.

This year, No Barriers USA and NPS staff are bringing a group of students to the No Barriers Mountain Campus and the Poudre Learning Center to learn all about climate change in the Front Range of Colorado.

No Barriers Youth, Climate Change Academy in partnership with the National Park Service. Photo by Didrik Johnck.

The Every Kid in a Park events offered under this initiative will provide diverse youth with experiential learning opportunities related to climate change. Together, NPS and No Barriers will engage 20-25 students in an exploration of local ecological issues, equipping students with tools to understand and help solve this important global challenge.


Program Information

  • Day 1: students from the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County will participate in adventure activities at the No Barriers Mountain Campus to build teamwork and learn about climate change.
  • Day 2: the same students will travel to the Poudre Learning Center to participate in citizen science to better understand the specific impacts of climate change in the front range.
  • After the day trips, the students will conduct a service project that addresses issues of climate change in their communities.

Learn More

To learn more about the new White House youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture, visit: Open OutDoors for Kids part of the National Park Foundation

The Partnership Between NBY and the NPS

While No Barriers USA strives to help young people find their place in the world, the National Park Service provides inspirational settings for the exploration, discovery, and contemplation it takes to get there. One of NBUSA’s most successful methods for achieving its mission is to engage youth in learning about environmental issues while also providing the opportunity to make personal connections to the natural world. Through previous projects developed in partnership with NPS, these experiences have often taken place in national parks units. NBUSA, therefore, is committed to a continued partnership with the National Park Service that meshes the missions of both organizations.

For further information or questions you may have, email Mariah Nelson at