Every Kid in a Park

We are offering Los Angeles County Title I schools FREE bus transportation for FREE field trips to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and the Los Angeles County Fair. We will also provide FREE federal lands passes for each fourth-grader!


Participating Title I schools can send their entire fourth grade class to experience one of the following programs at a local national park site in the Santa Monica Mountains or the Los Angeles County Fair.

Programs offered for Fall 2018

Applications are now being accepted.
LA Fair
Let’s Take a Hike at the Los Angeles County Fair
Registration is Open.

Did you know that you can take a hike at the Los Angeles County Fair? Yes, you can! Visit America’s Great Outdoors, a 1-acre outdoor exhibit area, where your students can explore interactive hands-on exhibits about the environment and stewardship, hike a trail, see live animals, and become a Junior Ranger! This exhibit is presented in partnership with the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service and Los Angeles County Fire Forestry Division. The Los Angeles County Fair takes place in Pomona during September 2018.

Apply for September 2018 Fair Here.
Children looking through binoculars

Junior Ranger Special Event
Registration is Open.

Chaperone-led groups of 8-10 students explore curriculum-based and outdoor activities that offer an introduction to their closest National Park. Hands-on activities discuss science, history, culture, nature, careers and recreation. Hike included. This program will be offered at Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura Hills Tuesday-Friday mid-September through early-December. Full 4th grade level welcome on one day.

A student uses a hand drill to make a shell necklace

The Chumash: A Changing People, A Changing Land
Registration is Open.

Students explore Chumash culture and their reliance on plants and animals. Hands-on
activities include replica exploration. Hike included. This program will be offered at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park Tuesday-Friday in December through mid-May. Maximum number of students is 60 per day.

Mountains to the City program

From The Mountains To The City
Registration is Open.

Students explore the connections between the mountains, people, and wildlife of Los Angles. Hands-on activities include birding. Hike included. This program will be offered at Ernest Debs Audubon Center in Northeast Los Angeles Wednesdays January through mid-May. Maximum number of students is 60 per day.

Application for Fall 2018 School Year
Every Kid in a Park Application 2018
*Please download the application to your computer before filling it out, otherwise changes will not be save.

Click the link above, download the PDF, fill out the application and return it by e-mail us

Programs offered for Spring 2018

Spring programming will run early-February through mid-May. Applications fpr Spring Programs will open in mid-October, however space will be limited. Please apply to Fall programs first to ensure your school recieves a field trip.
CA Love Program

California Love: Exploring Our Culture
Registration is CLOSED.

Students will explore cultures that have lived in California and how environments and interactions with others shape culture. Hands-on activities include models and replica items. Hike included. This program will be offered at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas Tuesday-Friday February through
March. Maximum number of students is 150 per day.

A ranger is showing an insect trap to three students. One of the student's is pointing out an observation he is making. Behind the group is a teacher and an intern who are smiling.

Buzzworthy News: Pollinator Partners and You!
Registration is CLOSED.

Students explore pollinators, plants and humans and what life would look like without pollinators. Hands-on activities include data collection of trapped insects. Hike included. This program will be offered at Rocky Oaks in Malibu Tuesday-Friday April through mid-May. Maximum number of students is 60 per day.


*Every Kid in a Park is an initiative to provide fourth-graders with federal land passes that can be used at national parks in California and throughout the nation. In cities, such as Los Angeles, Title I schools will also have the opportunity to apply for free field trips to local units of the National Park Service.

This project was made possible locally by a grant from the National Park Foundation through the generous support of the Ahmanson Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, Disney, and GRoW@Annenberg.

Last updated: July 18, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302


(805) 370-2301

Contact Us