Every Kid in a Park

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Students studying geology on a field trip in VT

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  • Location-based Outreach Programs


National Park Foundation (NPF)


Sponsored by the National Park Foundation, the Every Kid in a Park initiative is again offering passes for free admission to national parks, national forests, and national wildlife refuges to fourth-grade students and their families. Why fourth grade? Research shows that kids ages 9 to 11 are beginning to learn about the world around them. At this age, students are open to new ideas, and they are likely to connect to nature and our history - a prime time to begin exploring our country's public lands and to begin building a foundation for future park stewardship. The admission passes are good from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017.

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