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Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park invites all 4th grade students to visit the park. The White House is launching a new program on September 2, 2015. Fourth graders can visit the Every Kid in a Park website, complete an activity, and obtain a free annual entry pass. The pass is valid at more than 2,000 federal recreation areas.
“During the National Park Service’s centennial celebration, we want everyone to get to know their national parks, and we’re offering a special invitation to fourth graders and their families to discover everything that national parks offer,” said NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “We hope these free passes for fourth graders will introduce 4th graders, their classes, and families to our national treasures, places where they can run and play, explore and learn.”
To receive the free pass, visit the Every Kid in a Park website and play a game to access the pass. Fourth graders and their families can use this pass for free entry at national parks and other federal public lands and waters across the country. The pass is valid from September 1st to August 31st.
The website also includes fun and engaging learning activities, trip planning tools, safety and packing tips and other important and helpful information for educators and parents.
In addition to providing fourth graders a free entry pass, youth group leaders and their students across the country will also participate in the program through field trips and other learning experiences.
The goal of Every Kid in a Park is to connect 4th graders with the great outdoors and inspire them to become future stewards, ready to preserve and protect national parks and other public lands for years to come. The program is an important part of the National Park Service Centennial celebration in 2016.
Every Kid in a Park is an administrative-wide effort, launched by President Obama, and supported by eight federal agencies, including the National Park Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Education, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.