All Fourth Grade Students Get Free Admission To All Federal Sites

August 9, 2017

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Good news for fourth graders, as we start the new school year, children in the fourth grade and their families can visit any  national park, historical site, forest, monument, reserve, memorial, seashore, recreation, wildlife refuge, district, lake and waterway under Federal management for free for the entire school year! The "Every Kid in a Park" program hopes to get children more engaged with the nation's wildlife, resources and history. All children enrolled in fourth grade will need to print out a pass from the U.S. Department of the Interior web site [CLICK HERE] and present it at one of the hundred federal managed lands across the USA, where they exchange it for a limited edition plastic pass and they and their immediate families receive free admission. The passes are good from September through August of the following year. According to the web site, fourth graders were chosen because "research shows that kids ages nine to 11 are beginning to learn about the world around them. They're open to new ideas, and they are likely to connect to nature and our history."  The program will continue for future generations of fourth graders.

SOURCE: Every Kid In A Park

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