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Every Kid in a Park Program

Do you have a student entering the fourth grade this school year?

My middle son, Hudson, was in fourth grade last school year and we were so excited that he was eligible for the Every Kid in a Park program.  It is a federal public lands youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture.

If you have a fourth grader all you have to do is visit the program’s website to sign-up for your free family pass!

Here you can browse the  National Parks we have here in our beautiful USA and if you just can not travel outside of California there are four pages of amazing destinations your family can visit for free right here in our Golden State!! Places like, Alcatraz, Channel Islands, Golden Gate Recreation Area, and of course YOSEMITE!

If you are looking for ways to extend your learning make sure you check out the National Parks Service teacher’s resource page.

You may also want to watch The National Parks America’s Best Idea on PBS, and look at Scholastic’s National Parks Road Trip for more resources and ideas.

Hudson’s favorite activity and resource was the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Program, where many of the National Parks offer a special in park program for youth to complete a series of activities during their park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger patch and Junior Ranger certificate.

Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 to 13, although people of all ages can participate.

See where your National Parks adventure will take you!


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