[kids-lib] Every Kid in a Park: All 4th Graders Eligible for Free Pass to Visit National Parks & Other Federal Lands

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Fri Sep 11 13:04:08 PDT 2015

Please pardon the cross-posting.

[cid:image001.png at 01D0EC92.29674B00]Through the Every Kid in a Park program, all fourth graders are eligible for a free one-year pass to use with their families to visit any of the 2,000 federally-managed lands and waters, including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and marine sanctuaries. Library staff are encouraged to promote this opportunity in the library, through programming and storytimes, with the homeschooling community, and more.

More Information

English: http://www.ala.org/news/sites/ala.org.news/files/content/mediapresscenter/factsheets/Every%20Kid%20in%20a%20Park%20Library%20Sign%20082015.pdf

Spanish: http://www.ala.org/news/sites/ala.org.news/files/content/mediapresscenter/factsheets/Every%20Kid%20in%20a%20Park%20Library%20Sign%20Spanish%20082015.pdf


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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8NsvUGYCA93hlCfXxCwVlw


Jennifer Maurer
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Oregon State Library
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Salem, OR 97301
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Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:53 PM
To: Jennifer Maurer
Subject: [oasl-all] ELEM: Every Kid in a Park site ready to roll today

Hello, OASL friends.  Welcome back to another school year.  Hope yours is off to a grand start! We here in PPS have already been teaching kids for four days, while most of you are just coming back! Crazy.

Did you know that this school year all 4th graders in the nation can get a free national parks pass that gives them (and their family) free access to all national parks, lands and waters through August 31, 2016? This program is one of the President’s initiatives, and it’s called Every Kid in a Park.  The site went live today!

This is a great opportunity for those of us in libraryland, and I encourage you to take advantage of it.  We can sign 4th graders up as a class (librarians can register all the fourth graders in your school); we can share this information with teachers and they can sign their classes up; we can help students navigate the site where they complete an online activity and get signed up individually; and/or we can create exciting, relevant curriculum around national parks and collaborate with teachers. So many options to showcase the library and, more importantly, to provide an amazing experience for our fourth graders!

Several teachers in Portland Public have already been working together to collaborate on curriculum, and you’re invited to check out our TeachNPS site:  http://teachnps.weebly.com/. There are links there to Every Kid in a Park (the President’s initiative), where students get their vouchers (each child will be issued a voucher with a unique code which is their pass) along with lots of other great resources and  specific lessons (thanks to Jenny Gapp for managing the page!).

I hope this year is your best year yet and that you and your fourth graders get a chance to explore some of our country’s incredible national park units this year, both in books and in real life!


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