Every Kid In A Park Starts on September 1st!
Today is the day, folks! It’s time to get your fourth grader signed up to take advantage of a year’s worth of adventure in our National Parks.
Armed with an Every Kid In A Park Pass, your fourth grader along with up to three adults and children under 16 can get free admission to all of our National Parks until August 31, 2017. We are so excited about this program that we have decided to make this our vacation priority this year. If you have a child entering the 4th grade or are a 4th grade teacher, go sign up here!
For reference, this includes national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House. That’d be 413 reasons to go sign up. This is a fantastic opportunity!
Every Kid in a Park is an Administration-wide effort supported by the U.S. Department of the Interior (which includes the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
For a bit of background on the National Park Service and how we’re celebrating, check out this post.
Don’t forget to sign up! Pin this to your favorite board to save it for later!
Kicking Things Off
For the next 365 days, we’re on a mission! The first two parks on our list will be Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks in October. Others we’re looking to try and fit in by the end of the year are Rocky Mountain NP and Hot Springs NP which is the one closest to us.
Read our posts on Hawaii’s National Parks here:
Our biggest endeavor will be this coming summer when we will try to see as many parks as we can in one epic road trip. We have a lot of details to work out on that one, so definitely stay tuned. It should be awesome! (you know us by now – we don’t really do anything halfway…)
So far, that list tentatively includes the following parks:
- Arches NP
- Canyonlands NP
- Capitol Reef NP
- Bryce Canyon NP
- Zion NP
- Grand Canyon NP
- Death Valley NP
- Sequoia NP
- Kings Canyon NP
- Yosemite NP
- Mt. Rainier NP
- Olympic NP
- Denali NP
- Glacier Bay NP
- Kenai Fjords NP
- Maybe a few more sprinkled in? Whew!
Stay in touch, because it’s going to be a grand adventure. We’ll be tweeting, sharing photos, and blogging about it in the months to come, and we hope you’ll like it!
More posts on our visits to National Parks:
- Haleakala and Hawaii Volcanoes NP
- WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Independence National Historic Park and the Liberty Bell
- Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
What National Parks have you been to?