Kids ‘n Parks Transportation Grant helps students

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A grant is helping provide teachers with the funds to connect students to the outdoors.

The Kids ‘n Parks transportation grant program has made it possible for more than 166,000 students statewide to have a meaningful, hands-on experiences with the Outdoor Classroom Program.

New Mexico State Parks has 35 outdoor classrooms across the state. State Parks provide a safe, friendly environment for outdoor learning that ties to classroom study.

The Kids ‘n Parks program supports transportation grants for buses to get students to parks each year. The grant cycle begins each fall.

Christy Tafoya, Director of New Mexico State Parks, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss the program. Watch above

The Kids ‘n Parks transportation grant program works through personal income tax PIT-D. You can contribute to the Kids ‘n Parks program and help to pay for student trips to parks through a personal income tax check-off. Select line number 7 on your PIT-D voluntary tax contribution form to donate to this important program. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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