Every Kid in a Park passes available for fourth graders

Published: Oct. 26, 2017 at 2:08 PM CDT
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Calling all fourth graders to America’s public lands! Once again, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is sponsoring the Every Kid in a Park program.

The program is in partnership with other federal land management agencies across the country. This supports the administration’s priority of connecting kids to public lands and America’s natural and cultural heritage.

Fourth graders nationwide can visit www.everykidinapark.gov to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. The pass is valid for the 2017-2018 school year and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites. The State of Wyoming will also honor the passes at Wyoming state parks.

Visit your local BLM office if you want to exchange your paper pass for a hard-plastic, keepsake version!

By introducing fourth graders to public lands in their backyards and beyond at an early age, the innovative Every Kid in a Park program delivers a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of outdoor stewards of America’s spectacular and diverse federal lands and waters. Connecting the nation’s youth to the great outdoors is even more important at a time when 80 percent of American families live in cities. A goal of this annual program is to inspire successive generations to become responsible stewards of our nation’s natural and cultural heritage.

For more information about the Every Kid in a Park Program, call Keith Brown, outdoor recreation planner at (307) 775-6031, kbrown@blm.gov or Cindy Wertz, public affairs specialist, (307) 775-6014, cwertz@blm.gov.