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Contact: Dana Dierkes, (559) 679-2866César E. Chávez National Monument, in cooperation with the National Park Foundation, hosted an Every Kid in a Park event on October 8, 3015, from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., in celebration of the monument’s third anniversary. A total of 130 students from two Central Valley schools—Harvest Elementary School (Delano, CA) and Di Giorgio Elementary School (Arvin, CA)—participated in the event. Students completed new Junior Ranger booklets in the visitor center, desert garden, and memorial garden.
The Every Kid in a Park pass allows kids in the fourth grade free entrance to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more! The Every Kid in a Park pass is valid until August 31, 2016. Information on how to obtain the pass is available by visiting www.everykidinapark.gov.
“This event provided an opportunity for school children to learn more about César E. Chávez, the most important Latino leader in the United States during the 20th century,” said Ruben Andrade, superintendent of César E. Chávez National Monument. Andrade added, “Many students who attended this event had never visited this national park before. Given the positive comments from students, we look forward to meeting their families on future park visits and hearing about their trips to other national parks and public lands with the Every Kid in a Park Pass.”