It’s not every day that a film makes a BIG impact — but Disneynature’s Bears is doing just that! In the weeks since the film was released in theaters, a massive conservation effort has been underway. Thanks to the support of moviegoers all over the world, the National Park Foundation has benefited from a portion of ticket sales during opening week as well as a huge amount of enthusiasm for the organization’s conservation efforts.
To bring the impact to a whole new level, today, Disney has taken another step in their pledge to help young people experience national parks all across the country. An additional donation will be set aside specifically to allow more than 100,000 children experience the majesty and beauty of America’s national parks.
Some key accomplishments that opening-week ticket sales will fund include supporting nearly 2.9 million acres and restoring nearly 400,000 acres of our nation’s most treasured land. More than 60 high school and college students will be provided internships to conduct authentic and on-location field research. Thousands of school groups, teachers, families and other park visitors will have the opportunity to learn more on the importance of wildlife protection and habitat restoration. This is just another reminder that a collective effort has an incredible impact on our nation’s national parks.
As the saying goes, “There’s nothing like the great outdoors!”, so what are you waiting for? Get outside and explore all that nature has to offer.