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Marvel at the St. Louis Arch, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl. Walk in dinosaur tracks. Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars!

These sites belong to all of us — including you.

Every Kid in a Park was created so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.

Partner agencies and more

Our country is full of dazzling landscapes where you can play and learn. They protect our wildlife and resources. They let us look into the past and protect our history. Keeping them public supports a healthy planet.

Participating agencies

These agencies support Every Kid in a Park. Learn more about their conservation work and find activities by visiting their websites.

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management

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    U.S. Bureau of Land Management

    http://www.blm.gov
    We're a small government group with a big mission. We take care of more than 245 million acres of public land. Our goal is to make sure that land is there for everyone, now and in the future. We're in charge of more land than any other group in the government. Most of it's in the 12 western states, including Alaska.

  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

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    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

    http://www.usbr.gov
    More people than ever are looking for places to have fun and relax. We take care of more than 6.5 million acres of land and water, and most of that is available for you to explore. Come play or swim with us!

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ekip/
    We enrich life through science. People rely on us for weather forecasts and warnings. We also protect the coast. This includes making sure we have plenty of seafood and that ships can move safely in our oceans. Our scientists look at the world up close and far away. They study tiny plankton and look at the earth from space. Our sanctuaries and research reserves have great places where you can relax and protect our ocean and coastal treasures.

  • National Park Service

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    National Park Service

    http://www.nps.gov
    We take care of hundreds of parks and monuments. Every year, millions of people come see our islands, oceans, and mountains. You can see active volcanoes, old prisons, or the hottest desert in the U.S.! Come explore and learn at one of our sites!

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    http://www.fws.gov
    Clean water. Clean air. Rare and abundant wildlife. World-class places to relax and enjoy nature. We protect 150 million acres of land and water and more than 418 million acres of national marine monuments.

  • U.S. Forest Service

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    U.S. Forest Service

    http://www.fs.fed.us
    Ice fields in Alaska. Tropical forests in Puerto Rico. We take care of 193 million acres of forests and grasslands. Come visit us and see all the things you can explore and learn in a national forest!

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    http://www.corpslakes.us
    Explore and enjoy the outdoors at one of our sites. You can swim, boat, fish, hike, and ride horses. See how dams and river locks are built. Even drive a barge or boat through a lock on a major river! We have outdoor classrooms about animals, energy, and history. In fact, we have more recreation visits than any other government group— more than 350 million every year. Find a river or lake close to your home!

Kids learning about turtles.

Media

Here's an information kit in English (ZIP file, 61.1 MB).

Here's an information kit in Spanish (ZIP file, 60.1 MB).

Please don't hesitate to email the press office if you have additional questions.

Tools

Here's a set of resources (ZIP file, 15.4 MB) to help local officials, youth leaders and others plan an outdoor outing with 4th graders.

In partnership with the Every Kid in a Park Program, Transforming Youth Outdoors has created two step-by-step learning paths that give classroom teachers and outdoor educators tools to learn more about the Every Kid program and plan a successful field trip. These resources provide information about federal lands and waters, tools to find nearby locations, and information on planning and executing an Every Kid in a Park field trip.

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We developed this website in the open and welcome your contributions and comments.

Contact us

Questions? Concerns? Things we're doing well? Please reach out to us at everykidinapark@ios.doi.gov!