One of the greatest national assets of the United States are the 59 national parks that the National Park Service manages. This year, President Barack Obama has announced that the United States government will be offering free admission for 4th grade students and their entire families to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!
Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona
Called the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, the offer will be available starting September 1, 2015 and will be good for the 2015-2016 school year until August 31, 2016. More information about how to access the program and the free National Park pass will be available starting tomorrow on the National Parks website.
Every Kid in a Park
National Parks staff describe the initiative as follows:
Did you know that you own millions of acres of national parks, historic structures, cultural artifacts, ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and clear blue lakes? Our public lands and waters belong to all Americans and are waiting for you to explore them!
To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, we are kicking off the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.
Beginning September 1st you will have access to your own Every Kid in a Park pass. This pass will give you free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!
The Every Kid in a Park pass will be available starting September 1st, 2015 and will be good for the 2015-2016 school year until August 31, 2016. More information will be available beginning in September.
This is a fantastic opportunity for American children and their families to explore the beauty of the land that surrounds us!
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