Hey fourth graders!
See America’s natural wonders
and historic sites for free. All year!
From the forests in Alaska to the marine sanctuaries in the Florida Keys. There is so much to see and do.
Every Kid in a Park is a nation-wide endeavor to provide free access to any fourth grader to more than 2000 federal land and water sites.
There are 7 federal agencies involved: Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, National Park Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
That means there are more than 2000 federal land and water sites to be visited!
Better still, your fourth grader can take his or her siblings and up to three adults when visiting these great places.
Some states, like Wyoming, New York and Indiana, also honor the pass. Check your state parks to see if they are participating.
In Wisconsin, 2 park trails and areas are accessible with a Every Kid in a Park pass. These trails are the North Country National Scenic Trail and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Go to www.everykidinapark.gov after Sept. 1st, 2016. There are instructions for the fourth grader (must be in in fourth grade or age equivalent during school year 2016-2017) to follow steps to download and print-out their own pass. Passes are good through August 31st, 2017.
There also is a link for educators — teachers and youth group leaders — to download for their group in preparation for a field trip.
Why fourth graders? 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 pass will be for fourth graders every year. Over time, every new fourth grader can get a free pass to explore our country.
Your child can take you amazing places! With the pass, fourth graders can bring family and friends on adventures free for a full year.
Let the year of fun and learning begin!
PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: These agencies support Every Kid in a Park. Learn more about their conservation work and find activities by visiting their websites.
The National Park Service turns 100 in 2016.
Happy Birthday, National Park Service!
As a proud partner of the National Park Service Centennial, Humana is encouraging Americans to get out and enjoy nature this summer. Take a 360° tour of Joshua Tree National Park as part of the “Bring the Parks to You” program.
Learn more at http://www.findyourpark.com.