Launch of Every Kid in a Park Program at National Lakeshore

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Date: September 4, 2015
Contact: Bruce Rowe, 219-395-1609


INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE – The National Park Service at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, along with education partner Dunes Learning Center, will kick off the new, Every Kid in a Park program with a media event on September 10, 2016. Every Kid in a Park is a national program providing 4th graders with the opportunity to earn a free pass, good for a year, to any of the national parks or other federal lands. This Fourth Grade Pass is being rolled out at the start of the school year as part of the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the National Park System in 2016. In addition, this event will also promote the national lakeshore’s Youth Art and Poetry Contest in honor of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary in 2016. This contest, open to kids of all ages, will accept submissions until January and prizes will be awarded in April of 2016 during National Park Week.

Park Superintendent Paul Labovitz, Dunes Learning Center Executive Director Geoff Benson, and a fourth grade class from Jackson Elementary School.

A media event, with an opportunity to photograph local children receiving their 4th grade passes at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Dunes Learning Center”s Cowles Lodge 700 Howe Rd, Chesterton, Indiana 46304

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Information on the Fourth Grade Pass can be found at: Learn more about Dunes Learning Center at

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is a part of the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 408 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at 

Last updated: September 8, 2015

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