Hey, soon-to-be 4th graders...check this out!
This Saturday, June 10th is National Get Outdoors Day, but even better...4th graders can participate in a federal program "Every Kid in a Park."
From the website:
By introducing fourth graders to public lands in their
backyards and beyond at an early age, the innovative Every
Kid in a Park initiative delivers a nationwide call to action
to build the next generation of outdoor stewards of our
country’s spectacular and diverse federal lands and waters.
Connecting our nation’s youth to the great outdoors is even
more important at a time when 80 percent of American
families live in cities and most children spend more time
on computers and smartphones than exploring nature. The
initiative is slated to continue with each year’s group of
fourth graders to inspire successive generations to become
responsible stewards of our nation’s natural and cultural
Every Kid in a Park invites children of all backgrounds to
discover their public lands and all they offer, including
opportunities to be active and spend time with friends and
family. As living classrooms, these outdoor places and historic
sites also provide hands-on, real-world opportunities
to develop critical skills and learn about the natural world.
To get YOUR free pass for this summer, just visit: www.everykidinapark.gov!