Kids & Youth

Every Kid In A Park
Fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website 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 2015-2016 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 Resource Stewardship Girl Scout Ranger Program invites Girl Scouts to participate in projects at national parks sites to spark their awareness of the National Parks and Girl Scouting; to provide them with the opportunity to learn more about protecting our natural and cultural resources; and to promote their exploration of natural and cultural resources, environmental science and conservation careers. Girl Scouts can earn certificates and/or patches for participating in the program.

Webrangers - This is the National Park Service's on-line Junior Ranger program for kids of all ages. If you love your National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you.

(Please note, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site does not currently have a Junior Ranger Program)
Garden of Hope

A Garden of Hope, Peace and Justice


"A Garden of Hope, Peace and Justice"

2012 was the first year conducting the garden program, "A Garden of Hope, Peace and Justice," at Val-Kill. Seniors from girls scout troop #10012 in Dutchess County signed up and made a seasonal commitment to the program. The program components will help the girls earn their, "Sow What?" Journey, and Harvest Award.

For more information on this program contact, Education Specialist, Susanne Norris at 845-229-6873.

National Park Foundation

Electronic Field Trip - Gives students the opportunity to learn about a particular topic through National Parks they may never get a chance to visit.


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