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Contact: Adam Prato, (319) 643-2541
WEST BRANCH, IOWA—Herbert Hoover National Historic Site is proud to offer the Every Kid in a Park pass as part of President Obama's commitment to protect our nation's unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them.
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 and wildlife refuges. The pass is valid through August 31, 2016 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 lands.
"Parents, as you plan your family vacations to national parks this summer, take the opportunity to get your fourth graders' passes at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site," said Peter Swisher, the park's superintendent. "There is a lot to discover here at Herbert Hoover as well. Our park has a Junior Ranger Activity Book that helps kids learn as they visit with their families."
Fourth graders can log onto the website www.everykidinapark.gov and complete a fun educational activity in order to obtain and print your pass. They can also trade in their paper pass for an official card at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.
Educators and community leaders can use the website to access educational activities, field trip options, and the ability to print passes for their classrooms.
Parents can find additional links for more information on planning trips to nearby public lands on the Every Kid in a Park website.
For the 100th birthday of the National Park Service in 2016, President Obama launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative to get all children to experience America's unparalleled outdoors. Every Kid in a Park is designed to inspire the next generation to discover all that our nation's public lands and waters have to offer, including opportunities to be active, spend time with friends and family, serve as living classrooms to build critical skills, and discover our nation's heritage.
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.