|Above, an osprey chick in its nest at Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
If you happen to be planning your vacation for next year and would like to spend vacation time at a national park, this should interest you.
You can get a free pass to our national parks. The catch is, you'll need a fourth-grader to get one.
According to an article in Travel + Leisure:
Good news for families who love the outdoors: The National Parks Service is again giving fourth-graders a free pass to its vast green spaces.
Any child in the fourth grade this year can visit the Every Kid in a Park website starting Thursday (Sept. 1) to obtain a free pass that grants the youngster — plus his or her parents or other adults — access to federally managed lands and waters. That includes more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and marine sanctuaries.
The pass is valid between Sept. 1 and Aug. 31, 2017, and gives free entry to fourth-graders and up to three accompanying adults. To get the pass, fourth-graders need to complete an educational activity and print it out.
To read more, go here.