Partners in the Parks

Partners in the Parks is an outdoor experiential learning program coordinated by the National Collegiate Honors Council. PITP 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.

Due to member support, NCHC offers scholarships for every PITP project sponsored by NCHC!

Registration Now Open!


2017 Projects

  • Independence Hall: Closed
  • Virgin Islands: Closed
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument: Closed
  • Buffalo National River: May 14-21
  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park/Appalachian Trail: May 20-26
  • Grand Canyon/Parashant National Monument: May 29-June 3
  • Bryce Canyon National Park (Directors Retreat): July 10-15
  • Mount Rainier National Park: July 24-29
  • Sequoia National Park: August 8-13
  • Black Canyon National Park: August 5-12
  • Everglades National Park: December 27 - January 1
** For details/registration for the Black Canyon project, please email Heather Thiessen-Reily **

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