Every Kid Outdoors program provides fourth-grade students with free entrance to public lands

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Rock formations, like those seen at Zion National Park in Utah, are just a few of the sites every family can enjoy for less with the Every Kid Outdoors Program offering free entrance to public lands for fourth-grade students. Kim Harris photo
WASHINGTON – Fourth-grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates and friends. The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency collaboration between the Department of the Interior, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Forest Service that provides fourth-graders with free access to explore, learn and recreate in spectacular settings, including national parks, wildlife refuges, marine sanctuaries and forests. “Introducing fourth-grade students to America’s public lands provides them with limitless opportunities to have fun, be active, improve fitness and learn critical skills,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt said. “Visits on class t
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