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Partners in the Parks

P8090326 Partners in the Parks is an outdoor experiential learning program coordinated by the National Collegiate Honors Council.  Partners in the Parks projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance and lasting value. Our first project, at Bryce Canyon National Park, was organized in 2007 as a 2016 Centennial Initiative Program with Cedar Breaks National Monument as the sponsoring park unit. Since then we have sponsored 55 projects at 37 different parks for over 500 student participants. Seminars led by university faculty and park personnel will include historical, scientific, cultural, and other important areas unique to a given park. Projects will also take advantage of exciting recreational opportunities in the parks to broaden participant's understanding of the overall value of national parks to our country and its citizens.

2017 Projects
Virgin IslandsJanuary 4-10, 2017

2016 Projects
Everglades National Park (full)December 27, 2015-January 2, 2016
Cedar Breaks National MonumentJanuary 16-19, 2016
Volcano National ParkMay 20-27, 2016
Appalachian Trail: Harpers FerryMay 21-27, 2016
Zion National Park June 1-6, 2016
Mammoth Cave National Park June 5-11, 2016
New York City: Gateway to AmericaJune 18-25, 2016
Missouri National Recreational RiverJune 18-25, 2016
Acadia: Directors RetreatJuly 17-23, 2016
Glacier National ParkJuly 25-30, 2016
Olympic National ParkJuly 25-30, 2016
BostonAugust 7-13, 2016

From 2015
Mount Rainier National Park

Registration Form

Project Evaluation Form

Scholarships are available for PITP experiences.  To apply for financial assistance, check the opportunities below.

Florida Collegiate Honors Council:

Southern Regional Honors Council:

Northeast Regional Honors Council:




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National Collegiate Honors Council
1100 Neihardt Residence Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
540 North 16th St.
Lincoln, Nebraska

Tel: 402-472-9150
Fax: 402-472-9152


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