Every Kid Outdoors (EKO)

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The Every Kid Outdoors program aims to create opportunities for 4th graders to experience their federal public lands and waters. As part of the initiative, Hampton National Historic Site and our partners are offering free, curriculum-based field trips for 4th grade classes, especially those in underserved communities.

The Every Kid Outdoors (formerly known as Every Kid in a Park) was created in 2015 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016. Funding is provided by the National Park Foundation's "Ticket to Ride" program, which provides transportation and educational materials for students in underserved schools.

More information can be found on the Every Kid Outdoors website.

Open Outdoors for Kids (OOK) Field Trips

Fort McHenry NM&HS offers a variety of educational and academic resources and opportunities.

Some Resources to Get You Started:

Educational Resources for Digital Learning (page)

Fort McHenry Buildings and Vocabulary (doc)

Freedom Seeking Graphic Organizer (doc)

People page on Hampton National Historic Site website (page)

People page on Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine website (page)

4th Grade Annual Pass

The 4th Grade Annual Pass provides admission to all federal public lands for one year and is valid for the year that the passholder (student) is in 4th grade.

Students need not attend a field trip to Fort McHenry to recieve this free pass. The passes are also available to all 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) at any park that charges an entrance fee. In order to recieve a pass, students must first complete an online actiity on the Every Kid Outdoors website to recieve a voucher. The voucher can be turned in at any park that charges a fee in exchange for the Annual 4th Grade Pass. Please visit the Every Kid Outdoors website for information on eligiblity and instructions on how to obtain a voucher and free pass.

Please note that Fort McHenry is a sales outlet for annual passes, and can exchange vouchers for passes. Please visit the National Park Service's website for a full list of sites that issue passes.

Last updated: December 20, 2022

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