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NPS-Partnerships and Visitor Experience: Disneynature's Bears Film Supports National Parks


Bureau: National Park Service


Two bear cubs with their mother
Disneynature's "Bears" follows the journey of a family of brown bears. Photo by Disneynature 2014. 

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, has teamed with Disney on the new Disneynature “Bears” film premiering just in time for Earth Day and National Park Week this coming Friday, April 18th.

For every ticket sold during “Bears” opening week, April 18-24, Disneynature will make a contribution to the National Park Foundation to protect wildlife and wild places across America’s National Park System. 

Disneynature's 2014 big-screen "Bears" film follows a bear family as impressionable young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. View the “Bears” trailer and learn more about the National Park Foundation and Disneynature’s Bears here.

Disneynature has developed a free “Bears Educator’s Guide” to help educate youth about bears and other wildlife. It includes nearly 100 pages of lessons and activities targeted to grades 2 through 6. The lessons are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, National Science Standards, and common core Language Arts and Math Standards. Download a free copy here.

The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help protect more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, connect all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and inspire the next generation of park stewards.

By: NPS-Partnerships and Visitor Experience, Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship
April 17, 2014

This story appears in the April 17 edition of InsideNPS.