Every Kid in a Park
February 21, 2017 by: Sharon Roberts
Second year for the special program Every Kid in a Park Initiative
As part of the every kid in a park program, the National Park service if offering free National Park passes for 4th graders. The pass is good for the 2016-2017 school year and through the summer of 2017. The pass expires on August 31, 2017. This pass not only gets 4th graders into our National Parks for free, but also includes the whole family.
Every family with a 4th grader needs to visit www.everykidinapark.gov . Let your fourth grader start their adventure online.
To receive their free pass for national parks, fourth graders need to visit Every Kid in a Park website and play a game to access their special Every Kid in a Park pass. Fourth graders and their families can then use this pass for free entry into national parks and other federal public lands and waters across the country from September 1st, 2016 through August 31,2017.
The website also includes fun and engaging learning activities aligned to educational standards, trip planning tools, safety and packing tips and other important and helpful information for educators and parents. Hit Play and the adventure will begin. Your child will begin a diary of what they would like to do in one or more of our National Parks.
After completing the diary they may claim their Free National Park Pass. This park pass is worth 80.00 dollars and is good for the 2016-2017 school year and into the summer of 2017 until August 31, 2017. The pass will need to be printed and presented at one of our National Park Recreation Areas. Digital version are not accepted.
It is important to note that no matter where you live in the United States, there’s a site within two hours of your home. Visit www.discovertheforest.org and put in your zip code to find sites close to you. There are over four hundred units and 84 million acres set aside under the National Park Service.
St. Bernard Lodge is lucky to be close to Lassen National Forest, Plumas National Forest, and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Plug in zip code 96061 on the discover the forest site and you can find the many wonderful places close to the lodge. Please call the lodge at 530-258-3382 and we can help you plan your trip while staying at the lodge and traveling to and from the lodge.
Close to the lodge you can climb Lassen Peak and see Mt. Shasta, hike cinder cone and look down into the opening of the volcano and view the painted desert, hike through a lava tube the Subway Caves and many more great hikes.
For specific details on the free National Park Pass for 4th graders please visit website.
Teachers of fourth graders
Teachers of fourth graders can download passes for their students. If you are a fourth grade teacher please visit www.everykidinapark.gov/get-your-pass/educator. Every fourth grader’s family needs to know about this program. The National Park Service has a great activity sheet that can be downloaded for field trips or parents visiting our National Parks with their children. Activity Sheet.
Teachers of other grades
National Parks are America’s largest classrooms. Find great lesson plans to use in your classroom or when visiting one of our National Parks. Sometimes schools closest to one of our National Parks forget about all the resources our Parks have to offer. Please visit the resource page for our National Parks. You can plug in your grade and topic and find great resources to use with your students.
Free Park Guide
For both teachers, parents and grandparents please visit nationalparks.org for a great information on our national parks. the site is full of great information and guides which can be downloaded.
Guide with 35 adventures for kids.
Guide with great overview of the National Parks
Lodging Near Lassen National Volcanic Park
St. Bernard Lodge makes a great choice to stay when visiting Lassen Park. The lodge has seven rooms all upstairs with shared bathrooms. The rooms by be booked individually or the entire upstairs can be booked by a group. Special pricing for groups of us to 20 guests. Call the lodge for special pricing and package details. 530-258-3382.
Lassen Volcanic National Park is a great California park to use your free national park pass for 4th graders. Special ranger led programs in the summer, great fall colors, and a winter wonderland to play in the winter. Learn to snow shoe with special ranger led snow shoe walks. Ranger led snow show walk are held Sat and Sun from Jan. to the 1st weekend in April Great hills for sledding in both Lassen Park and Lassen National Forest.