Pearl Harbor Excites Local Keiki During National Parks Visits

More than 700 Oahu fifth-graders visited Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial last fall as a part of the National Park Foundation’s Ticket To Ride program.

Among them were Waipahu, Pearl Harbor Kai, Palisades, Mauka Lani and August Ahrens elementary schools.

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Park ranger Nikki Brown explains program goals to August Ahrens fifth-graders. Photo from Pacific Historic Parks.

Ticket To Ride gives financial support and educational programming to students enabling them to visit their local national parks. Nationwide, 30,000 children got the park experience in 2012.