Every Kid in a Park

Girl Hiking in Park_credit Derek BruffEvery fourth grader in the United States — and their families — can now experience any of the federal public lands and waters for FREE!

In September, the League took part in a kickoff event for the Every Kid in a Park program with the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Outdoors Alliance for Kids, and other partner groups. The long-term goal of Every Kid in a Park is to inspire, educate, and grow a new generation of environmental ambassadors and stewards.

For the kickoff event, more than 100 fourth graders from Washington, DC, schools received their park passes and  got to spend the morning exploring  Rock Creek Park. The League hosted an educational station on water and water- sheds to teach students what a watershed is and how they can keep local waterways clean. The students had a wonderful time, and it was great to see so many smiling faces enjoying nature!

Families can visit www.everykidinapark.gov for more information on this program. Don’t have a fourth grader? You can still explore the beautiful landscapes, history, and culture of our public lands! Visit www.findyourpark.com.