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Accokeek Foundation Receives Ticket to Ride Grant for School Tours


ACCOKEEK FOUNDATION AT PISCATAWAY PARK

ANJELA BARNES, COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

OUTREACH@ACCOKEEK.ORG | 301-283-2113

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACCOKEEK FOUNDATION AT PISCATAWAY PARK AWARDED NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION ‘TICKET TO RIDE’ GRANT TO BRING LOCAL STUDENTS INTO PARK

 $230,000 Grant Connects 30,000 Students with National Parks Across the Country

Washington, D.C. (August 28, 2012)  –  Responding to an overwhelming need for transportation and educational programming funding from parks and schools nationwide, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, created the Ticket To Ride program.  With support from Disney, Ticket to Ride provides financial resources for transportation, in-park educational programming, and meals that make national park field trips possible for schools across the country.  This year, Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park was selected to receive a Ticket to Ride grant in order to bring 1,500 students to Piscataway Park.  Nationwide, over $230,000 in Ticket to Ride grants will mak