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Contact: Cody Goraczkowski, 507-825-5464 Ext. 213
Pipestone National Monument News Release
For Release: Immediate Release 3/19/18
Contact: Cody Goraczkowski Phone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 213 Email: e-mail us
Free Every Kid in a Park Passes Available to Fourth Graders and Their Families
Pipestone, MN: Pipestone National Monument is proud to support the 2017-2018 Every Kid in a Park program. The Every Kid in a Park Pass can be issued to current fourth graders and is valid through August 31, 2018. The pass 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 sites, including Pipestone National Monument and all other national parks.
Fourth graders can log onto the website www.everykidinapark.gov and complete a fun educational activity in order to obtain and print your pass. You can also trade in your paper pass for an official card at Pipestone National Monument and other participating federal sites nationwide. Educators and community leaders can use the website to access educational activities, explore field trip options, and print passes for your students.
Every Kid in a Park passes are 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.
There is a lot to discover at Pipestone National Monument, and we welcome fourth graders and their families throughout the spring and summer months ahead. Pipestone National Monument offers a ¾ mile walking path, Junior Ranger program, orientation film, museum, picnic area, seasonal pipestone carving demonstrators, and a gift shop.
Established by Congress in 1937 to protect the historic pipestone quarries, the site is considered sacred by many American Indians. Spanning centuries of use, American Indians continue to quarry pipestone at the Monument. To learn more about visiting Pipestone National Monument and National Park Service passes, visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/pipe.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.