Every Kid Outdoors program gives 4th graders free entry to national lands and waters

Trekking through some of the country’s most beautiful terrain just got cheaper if you’re in the fourth-grade.

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Thanks to the Department of the Interior’s Every Kid Outdoors program, fourth-grade students can enter any of more than 2,000 of the nation’s national parks and other federally managed lands and waters for free for one year.

Fourth-grade students can sign up for the free pass at everykidoutdoors.gov.

The Every Kid in a Park program encourages children to be active and explore nature at a time when more than 80 percent of American families live in urban areas and young people are more tethered to electronic devices than ever.

According to the program, the goal of the promotion is to “inspire fourth graders nationwide to visit our federal lands and waters, whether it is a backyard city park or a national forest, seashore, or marine sanctuary. By targeting fourth graders year after year, the program works to ensure every child in the U.S. has the opportunity to visit and enjoy their federal lands and waters by the time he or she is 11 years old.”

Learn more and get a pass at everykidoutdoors.gov.