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Otherworldy Adventures

May the Fourth be with you for a special parks shoutout in honor of Star Wars Day. Some of our TRACK Trail locations feature some pretty out of this world scenery. Whether along the TRACK Trail, or in another section of the park, these sites host unique features to thrill a young science fiction fan looking for an otherworldly adventure.
by Allison Royal, May 2nd, 2019
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Backyard BioBlitz

In recent years, BioBlitzing has become an increasingly popular activity in urban areas. More and more, parks and cities host Bioblitzes to help create connections between the public and the environment. Attending a local BioBlitz can be a great opportunity for kids, enhancing their appreciation of the environment while engaging them in real citizen science projects. However, a BioBlitz event cannot be found everywhere. So, here are some tips on creating your own mini-BioBlitz in your backyard!
by Allison Royal, April 10th, 2019

2018's Top 10 Most Visited TRACK Trails

Last year was a big year for Kids in Parks! In 2018, we introduced a number of new experiences and locations to our network of trails, including our 100th TRACK Trail in North Carolina. With more opportunities to get outdoors, we saw many first-time visitors to our partnering parks and sites. Here is our list of the Top 10 Most Visited TRACK Trail sites for the year of 2018.
by Allison Royal, February 26th, 2019
KIP and BCBSNC Foundation Staff pose for a picture with the award

Kids in Parks founding partner honored for significant philanthropic investments

Kids in Parks founding partner, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation (Blue Cross NC) was named the 2018 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western North Carolina Chapter in front of a sold-out crowd at National Philanthropy Day. The annual award ceremony honors philanthropists, fundraising professionals, and volunteers making significant contributions to Western North Carolina’s philanthropic community.
by Jason Urroz, November 27th, 2018