Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park paper pass
Every Kid in a Park paper pass

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National Program for All Fourth Graders

National parks, national forests, national recreation areas... These sites belong to all of us — including you.

Every Kid in a Park is a nationwide program that was created so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free. This program is for every 4th grader in the country. Passes can be obtained by parents and teachers at the national Every Kid in a Park website.

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Classroom Program for
Lake Roosevelt Area Schools

Teachers--want to make this even more exciting for your students? Have a ranger visit your class! In this classroom program, students will be introduced to the concept of national parks and federal lands and learn that they already know many of the sites that the National Park Service protects.

The program will then give students the opportunity to "visit" 8 federal land sites in Washington, which will be set up as station cards around the room. At each site, students will use descriptions of an animal's adaptations as clues to guess the species and then record their visit and animal "sighting" on their adventure journal worksheet. At the end of the program, each 4th grader will be issued her official plastic pass (shhh....let's make it a surprise!).

Every Kid in a Park plastic pass
Every Kid in a Park plastic pass

Every Kid in a Park classroom program request

Level: 4th grade only
Group size: max 1 class per session, or 2 classes in a large multi-purpose room
Program Length: 1 hour
Program Requirements
*Space for computer slideshow presentation and 8 stations.
*Teachers must print out one pass per student prior to the program from the national Every Kid in a Park website. Each paper pass must have its own unique pass number. These will be given to the ranger as "payment", and the ranger will issue each student a hard plastic pass.

Can’t find room in your schedule for this program? You can still get your students their free passes here! Paper passes are equivalent to the plastic passes and work for standard entrance and parking fees for federal lands. Some restrictions apply.

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Education Standards Addressed

Students will engage in an activity to learn about animal structures and behaviors that help them survive.

Fourth Grade Next Generation Science Standards

Performance Expectations

4-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

  • 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Structure and Function

  • Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction. (4-LS1-1)

Fourth Grade Common Core English Language Arts/Literacy Standards

Key Ideas and Details

  • R 4.2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

  • W 4.8: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

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Last updated: July 1, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam , WA 99116


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