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Contact: Cody Goraczkowski, 507-825-5464 Ext. 213
Pipestone National Monument News ReleaseFor Release: Immediate Release 4/3/17
Contact: Cody Goraczkowski Phone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 213 Email: e-mail us
Every Kid in a Park Pass Expires August 2017Pipestone, MN: Pipestone National Monument is proud to support the 2016-2017 Every Kid in a Park program. 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.
The Every Kid in a Park Pass is valid through August 31, 2017 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 sites.
Monument Superintendent Glen Livermont states “There’s a lot to discover at the monument, and we’re excited to welcome fourth graders and their families to Pipestone National Monument throughout the next year. We hope that our young visitors have fun in the great outdoors and develop a lifelong connection with the monument, and all of nation’s land, water, wildlife, and history.”
Pipestone National Monument offers a ¾ mile walking path, orientation film, museum, picnic area, seasonal pipestone carving demonstrators, and a gift shop. As a visitor you will be able to explore American Indian culture and the natural resources of the tallgrass prairie. 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 the Pipestone National Monument and the NPS passes, visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/pipe.
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 participating federal sites nationwide. Educators and community leaders can use the website to access educational activities, field trip options, and the ability to print passes for your students.
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