Every Kid in a Park Program Opportunity
Every Kid in a Park is a great new program that has been introduced to try to get as many kids into Federal Parks as possible. This is specifically geared towards 4th graders to give them free access to Federal Parks. The Every Kid in a Park program is a fantastic opportunity to get out there to learn about and enjoy our amazing natural resources. Below are the details from Recreation.gov. For more information on the Every Kid in a Park program check your local state federal parks and wildlife website.
Every U.S. 4th Grader is Invited
Beginning September 1, 2015, fourth graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) can download your own voucher or pass to gain unlimited access to any federal lands or waters for the entire calendar year!
You can explore more than 400 national parks and millions of acres of federal lands and waters. Visit cool places like Land Between the Lakes, Channel Islands, the St. Louis Arch, San Antonio Missions, the Frederick Douglas home, Canyon of the Ancients, and the Florida Keys. Listen to howling wolves, check out prehistoric dinosaur tracks, paddle a river, walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, or look up into a dark night sky and reach for the stars.
Get your Pass for the Every Kid in a Park Program
Visit the “Get Your Pass” section of Every Kid in a Park, complete an online game, and download a personalized voucher for print and use at federal lands or waters locations. This paper voucher can be exchanged for a more durable, Interagency Annual 4th Grade Pass at many federal sites managed by these agencies:
- Bureau of Land Management
- Bureau of Reclamation
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Park Service
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- U.S. Forest Service
Visit Every Kid in a Park to learn more about how to use your pass, to obtain help in planning your trip, to locate available educational materials, and to find phone numbers and addresses. The pass does not cover expanded amenity fees such as camping, boat launching, parking, special tours, interpretive fees, special permits, or ferries. Also, private concessionaires manage some facilities and activities on federal lands and waters and may not honor the pass. Please inquire at the location you will be visiting for more information on pass acceptance.
The Ultimate Goal:
The next generation cares for our cultural and natural heritage
The federal lands and waters agencies will commit to bring approximately four million fourth grade students from across the country to a federal land or water beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. The initiative will continue every year with the next wave of US fourth graders. The pass is FREE and covers entrance and standard amenity fees at federal lands and waters for a full year beginning September 1 and ending August 31 of your 4th grade year.