National Park Foundation Announces Junior Ranger Essay Winners
“Kids have an excitement about the national parks that we can all take a lesson from,” said
The other prizes are as follows:
An excerpt from fifth grader Miss Baldwin’s First Place essay follows:
“I have some great ideas to protect our Parks for the future. First, national parks should tap into the youth culture using celebrities…I think national parks should get
All winning essays will be featured in the 2009 Junior Ranger Gazette, published by the contest sponsor, Unilever.
All of the winning essays are available at: www.nationalparks.org/essaycontest.
More than 400 essays were submitted from
The 2009 National Park Foundation Junior Ranger Essay Contest is sponsored by Unilever, Proud Partner of America’s National Parks, as part of the its ongoing commitment to the National Park Junior Ranger program.
About the National Park Foundation The National Park Foundation is an independent charitable organization chartered by Congress in 1967 to strengthen the connection between the American people and their national parks. As the official national non-profit partner of America’s National Parks, the Foundation raises private funds, makes strategic grants, creates innovative partnerships and increases public awareness about the need and opportunity for park philanthropy. In its 2008 fiscal year, the National Park Foundation distributed grants and program support of
About Unilever Unilever’s mission is to add vitality to life. We meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Each day, around the world, consumers make 160 million decisions to purchase Unilever products. In
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SOURCE National Park Foundation