Tag: National Park Service
I originally wrote about the exciting Every Kid in the Park program back in February. This fantastic program provides every fourth grader and their family free admission to our national parks and recreational sites for a full year!
Today is the day!!! Go online to print your family pass. The pass is good through 2015-2016 school year. This also happens to coincide with 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.
Our national lands and waters belong to everyone. That includes you! Use this pass to visit any of them for free.
- The pass is for U.S. fourth graders (or home-school equivalent) students.
- The pass is for the 2015 to 2016 school year. It expires August 31, 2016.
- Students can’t transfer the pass to anyone else.
- We can’t accept electronic versions of this paper for access or to exchange for a pass.
- There’s no way to request a refund later if you forget the pass when you visit.
- If you lose your pass, get a new one by visiting the website and signing up again.
- Educators can get one paper pass for each of their fourth-grade students.
How it works
- Show your pass to a ranger when you enter. If there is no ranger, leave it on the dashboard of your car.
- If you visit a site that charges entrance fees per person— The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults for free.
- If your group visits a site that charges vehicle fees – The pass admits all children under 16 and all adults in up to one passenger vehicle. Commercial vehicles can’t use a pass to get in.
- If you arrive at a site on bicycle— The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults on bicycles.
- The pass doesn’t cover things like camping, boats, and special tours. Also, some sites are managed by private operators. They may not honor the pass. Check with the site ahead of time to find out.
- The pass doesn’t cover fees for local, city, or state parks and recreation areas unless they say that they accept this pass.
Get out there and start exploring! Use this link to find a National Park near you.
Yesterday, as approximately 5, 000 Girl Scouts and 1,000 volunteers were ready to to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge for the annual “bridging” ceremony. Girl Scouts USA announced a partnership with the National Park Service to launch the “Girl Scout Ranger Program”.
This joint venture connects Girl Scouts with National Park Service sites throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores, and urban sites Girls will learn about their national parks; the mission of the National Park Service; help protect the nation’s natural, cultural, and historical resources while earning badges, patches, take action projects and completing a Journey.
Troop leaders and parents will be able create their own unique park experience while taking part is such activities as: hiking, biking, wildlife watching and guided interpretive tours.
National Park Service website has a list of participating parks that offer trails, programs or patch programs for Girl Scouts. If you don’t see a park near you, don’t get discouraged. National Park Service states that it is a working list and that not all parks offering opportunities for Girl Scouts may be included in the list. If you have a particular park in mind, contact the park directly.
For more information visit Girl Scout Blog: Girls Scouts Partner With National Park Service to Give Girl Scouts Everywhere Access to the Outdoors
President Obama just introduced a very exciting new initiative today called “Every Kid in the Park“. This program will provide every fourth grader and their families free admission to our national parks and recreational sites for a full year!
The “Every Kid in a Park” program will begin in the fall, just in time for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. This also happens to coincide with 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service.
According to the White House 80% of American families live around cities where children spend more than 53 hours every week glued to their electronic devices. This initiative is a push to get kids and their families outdoors and active and hopefully inspire a love for nature.
The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.