How can you love – and want to protect – nature if you never get outdoors?
Here’s a great solution for EVERY fourth grader and their family – free admission to the national parks, federal lands and waters.
Free? How can that be? It’s all thanks to a U.S. Federal Government program (yes, this one actually benefits us!)
President Barack Obama and the U.S. Government allowed for the Every Kid in a Park program. Every fourth grader is allowed free entry into more than 2,000 destinations for the 2015-2016 school year. PLUS, three adults (or an entire car load for drive-in parks) are also allowed FREE with the fourth grader.
Educators can actually get passes for all of their students and hand them out.
More than 80% of Americans live in urban areas, with not much access to public lands. This government initiative allows families to explore federal lands for free, and gets kids active and outdoors.
To gain free access, the fourth grader MUST print out a paper pass with a unique code, available through easy registration on the site.
Agencies working in partnership include:
- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management
- The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
- National Park Service
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U.S. Forest Service
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers