||The National Park Hohe Tauern (NP) in Austria’s central Alps has, in addition to working on nature preservation, research, education and tourism, also an educational mission. A secondary school in the national park region works together with the NP and, for the past six years, included tasks relating to the national park at the center of their educational work , supporting one of their main focuses, “Experience National Park—Nature, Sports and Fun“. This initiative was evaluated by a team at the Institute of Instructional and School Development at Klagenfurt University, commissioned by NP Hohe Tauern. In addition to evaluating the academic project itself, attitudes towards National Park Hohe Tauern were also examined. 59 graduates of the school and their parents (questionnaires), 19 teachers (interviews), 4 rangers (interviews) and 3 hut keepers (interviews) were questioned. The results were reported back to the school and the national park. The project “Nature, Sports and Fun“ essentially reached its goals of making nature more accessible to children through experience-oriented learning and of encouraging responsible, sustainable action. Inhabitants identify with the region strongly. The national park is viewed as one of the most important economic factors in the region. It publicizes the region and is good for tourism. However, nearly all of those polled were of the opinion that the national park alone could not prevent young people leaving the region, as it cannot create enough jobs to keep them there.