Do you have a child in the 4th grade? If so, then you might have heard of the White House youth initiative Every Kid In a Park. If you haven’t, then it’s definitely worth reading on! The goal of this initiative is to allow every 4th grader in the country the opportunity to “experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.” Our daughter brought home a paper pass from her teacher a couple of weeks ago. This pass admits the student and three adults (age 16 and over) into all federal sites including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, waters and more for FREE! This pass expires on August 31, 2016. We are super excited that our daughter is in the 4th grade and that we are able to participate in this initiative. You can follow along on our adventures in our upcoming “Every Kid In a Park” series as we document our visits using this pass!
If you have a pass, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trips!
If you have a child in the 4th grade and they have not received a pass from their teacher, or you homeschool your children, then you can print your free pass.