national park service

Blue Ridge Parkway planners designed the Linn Cove Viaduct to protect the fragile habitat of Grandfather Mountain. The Blue Ridge Parkway is just one of the spots students have worked with the Conservation Leaders Program. (National Park Service)

Warren Wilson College
The Conservation Leaders Program, a partnership between the National Park Conservation Association and participating universities, aims to increase student engagement with national parks.
Tanalian Mountain view

The view from the peak of Tanalian Mountain, which looks down on Port Alsworth. (Olivia Urbanski/Loyola University Chicago)

Loyola University Chicago
Planet Forward Correspondent Olivia Urbanski spent a summer interning at Lake Clark National Park as a Junior Ranger Intern to teach – and ultimately learn from – local children about environmental stewardship. 
George Washington University
The Trump administration recently rescinded a 2011 ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in National Parks, which data show worked to prevent waste.
Scotts Bluff National Monument (National Park Service)

Scotts Bluff National Monument. (National Park Service)

Northwestern University
The National Park Service is trying to keep exempt its safety personnel from President Donald Trump’s 90-day federal hiring freeze.