YNP LAUNCHES 2ND YEAR OF EVERY KID IN A PARK PROGRAM
Yosemite National Park has launched it’s second year of Every Kid in a Park Pass. Yosemite National Park encourages all fourth graders to visit the park for free this year as a part of the Every Kid in a Park program (EKIP). The program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters. Visit EveryKidinaPark.gov to download the pass and obtain more information.
Fourth graders and their families are encouraged to come and experience Yosemite. Yosemite National Park offers a wide range of activities for families, including hiking, Ranger-led programs, backpacking, camping, and iconic views of natural features including El Capitan and Half Dome. Last year, Yosemite National Park issued over 7000 EKIP passes to fourth grade students visiting the park.
Yosemite National Park was selected to receive a 2016 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of Americas national park’s, to support the Every Kid in a Park program. The grant is part of the Foundation’s OpenOutDoors for Kids Program.
The Every Kid in a Park pass – which features a new design for this year’s students – is valid for a full calendar year starting September 1st. The pass grants free entry for fourth graders and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) to most federally managed lands an waters, including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries.