Toyota Helps Put Kids in Touch with Nature at Yellowstone National Park
It seems like more and more, in our modern world, kids are cut off from nature. It may not be so surprising to those living in the urban confines of Amarillo.
Yellowstone National Park's youth programs give kids around the country an opportunity to experience life in the wild first hand. Expedition Yellowstone focuses on getting disadvantaged grade-school children immersed in environmental education for a week-long stay. The Youth Conservation Corps is a program for high-school students interested in pursuing careers in conservation.
Both programs are housed at the Youth Conservation Corps campus, which is being replaced by a new Yellowstone Youth Campus. The new youth campus will have double the capacity of the old, and aims to earn Living Building Challenge Certification by generating its own solar electricity, sourcing its own water, and fostering health with natural ventilation and superior air quality.
Toyota has donated $1 million toward the construction of the Yellowstone Youth Campus — the latest in the automaker's long history working with the park. Last year, Toyota designed a solar array for the park, using recycled Camry Hybrid batteries to store power.
Learn more about Toyota's commitment to the environment at Street Toyota, Inc., and test drive eco-friendly new vehicles.