YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park invites all fourth grade students to visit the park and receive free entrance as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. The program provides a free annual pass for fourth grade students and their families to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.
Beginning today, fourth grade students can visit Every Kid In A Park to complete an activity and receive their voucher. The voucher can then be redeemed at park entrance stations for the Every Kid in A Park pass. The pass is valid from Sept.1 this year through Aug. 31, 2016.
“A primary focus of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration is to connect young people with national parks and engage the next generation of stewards for America’s treasured places,” stated Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher. “We are excited about this opportunity for students and their families to come to Yosemite and experience their national park.”
Yosemite National Park offers a variety of activities for fourth graders and their families to enjoy, including the Yosemite Junior Ranger program, guided nature walks, and ranger-led campfire programs. For more information, please visit www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit. You can also find fun activities, tools to plan your trip, and safety tips on the website.
The goal of the Every Kid in a Park program is to connect 4th graders with the great outdoors and inspire them to become future environmental stewards, ready to preserve and protect national parks and other public lands for years to come. The program is an important part of the National Park Service’s Centennial celebration in 2016, which encourages everyone to Find Your Park.
Every Kid in a Park is an administrative-wide effort, launched by President Obama, and supported by eight federal agencies, including the National Park Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Education, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.