Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fourth Grade Teacher/Student Program

My husband oddly enough brought this to my attention. Apparently there is a White House initiative to get all four graders and their families (including 4th grade teachers) to experience federal public lands. It began September 1, 2015 and runs until the end of August 2016. It looks like this is the first year so I am not sure if it is being offered this coming September 1st.

There seems to be an educator package that I thought would be good to look at with four activity guides. In my neck of the woods the activity guides would be good for after state testing as a way of introducing the program for summer fun (even though it seems good for the entire year).

So if you are a fourth grade teacher, or have a fourth grader at home, you might want to check it out!

Here is what is on the website:

"To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, the White House, in partnership with the Federal Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.
Beginning September 1st all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at www.everykidinapark.gov. This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!
The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 2015-2016 school year, until August 31, 2016. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting www.everykidinapark.gov."

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