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Partners in the Parks

P8090326 Partners in the Parks is an outdoor experiential learning program sponsored by Southern Utah University and Cedar Breaks National Monument in cooperation with 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 40 projects at 32 different parks for over 350 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.

2015 Projects
Cedar Breaks National MonumentJanuary 16-19, 2015
Buffalo National RiverMay 10-17. 2015
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area/Lake PowellMay 11-16, 2015 Project Cancelled
Great Smoky MountainsMay 16-22, 2015
Parashant National Monument/Grand Canyon National ParkMay 25-30, 2015 Full
Missouri National Recreational RiverJune 20-27, 2015
Honors Directors and Faculty Field ProjectJuly 11-17, 2015
Black CanyonAugust 9-15, 2015
Sequoia National ParkAugust 10-15, 2015 Full
Mount Rainier National ParkAugust 10-15, 2015 Full
Great Basin National ParkAugust 6-11, 2015
Everglades National ParkDecember 27, 2015-January 2, 2016

Registration Form

Project Evaluation Form

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

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2016 Proposed Projects

Virgin Islands
New York City
War of 1812 and Natural Wonders
Yellowstone Centennial Celebration


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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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