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Every Kid in a Park

As children across the country go back to school, President Obama launched a historic initiative with an ambitious goal: To bring every fourth grader in America to one of our nation's national parks or other federal public lands and waters. It is not an understatement to say that the Every Kid in a Park program could have a formative influence on the second century of the National Park Service; in twenty years, our core visitors may be sharing their defining park moments that happened during their fourth grade years.

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.

As of 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!

'''Effective September 1st, all 4th graders are eligible for a free annual pass that is valid until August 31st, 2016.
The 4th grader must go to the website and download the information and a voucher and complete activities.
Once these activities are completed they can come to the park and exchange the voucher for an Annual Pass.'''

The Every Kid in a Park pass is available starting September 1st, 2015 and will be good for the 2015-2016 school years until August 31, 2016.

Every Kid in a Park joins the Foundation's Open Outdoors for Kids program in helping children learn history, culture, and science while exploring the great outdoors. The initiative is an administration-wide effort among the National Park Service, Forest Service, Department of Education, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Release Date: 02/2/2015
Contact: Jan, Lemons Chief Ranger, Pinnacles National Park
Phone: (831) 389-4486 at ext. 237

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