Every (4th Grade) Kid in a Park

By Heidi

Over the past few Tuesdays, I’ve been sharing our trip reports from our recent visit to the Historic Triangle in Virginia. We’ve made many trips to that area over the years (in fact, Brian and I honeymooned there!); but I don’t think I ever really realized that Historic Jamestowne and the Yorktown Battlefields were part of the National Parks. That is, until this year. Because Ian is a 4th grader. And 4th graders are part of the Every Kid in a Park initiative.

What is Every Kid in a Park?

A new White House youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture FREE OF CHARGE!

How Does it Work?

The first step is to go to this website and sign up for your pass. Of course, you have to have a 4th grader in your family in order to sign up. (Educators can also sign their 4th grade students up for this pass.)

Once you have your pass, you’re ready to head to a National Park of your choosing. We printed Ian’s out before our …read more

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