The pandemic wreaked havoc on so much for one good thing to come out of is that last year’s fourth-graders may have been unable to make full use of their Every Kid Outdoors Annual Fourth Grade Pass. Translation: 4th- and 5th-grade students can have free access to our National Parks now through August 31, 2021.
In case you need a refresher, Every Kid Outdoors is an initiative that allows fourth graders and their families to have free admission to National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and waters for a full year in the 2020-2021 school year.
Signing up for a pass is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- Go to the kid-friendly website Every Kid Outdoors and follow the instructions. For fifth-graders go to Access for 5th Graders
- Print an Every Kid Outdoors paper voucher. Vouchers for both 4th and 5th graders are good until Aug. 31. 2021.
Kids obviously don’t have to go alone: they can take their brothers and sisters and up to three adults. Kids can also tell their teacher to help their entire class get a voucher and plan a class trip outdoors. When you get your voucher, find activities and locations by using their online visitor map. Also, check out how to become a Junior Forest Ranger and Junior Snow Ranger.