An "Every Kid Outdoors" pass.

Several branches of the U.S. government have teamed up to offer a free pass to fourth-grade students that allows free access to federal lands around the nation.

By participating in the “Every Kid Outdoors” program, fourth-graders can learn about their heritage and connect with nature while exploring more than 400 national parks and millions of acres of federal lands and waters, from Puerto Rico to Maine and Virginia to the Pacific Islands.

The program is open to all U.S. fourth-graders, including home-schooled and free-choice learners. Its organizers seek to “ignite a passion for history and culture” in kids and “spark a lifelong commitment to saving places that matter.”

To learn more about how to obtain and use a pass, get help in planning a trip or locate available educational materials, visit the program’s website at

Information about pass acceptance and fees at specific locations is also available online:

•Bureau of Land Management (

•Bureau of Reclamation (

•U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (

•National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (

•National Park Service (

•U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (

•U.S. Forest Service (

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