Kids don’t stay small for long, so create memories with your children that they can look back on when they’re older. The Every Kid In a Park program is a freebie for kids and parents who want to explore forests, see protected animals, and absorb the beauty and history found in natural parks. It’s also a wonderful program for planning school field trips with fourth-graders, as it can be fun, engaging, and educational.
Places, Activities, and Animals
Once you pick up your passes, you’ll have access to parks, reserves, and animals that you haven’t seen before. The sights you’ll see depend on where you are in the country, but there are national parks and animal reserves in every region. You might learn how to spot fox tracks in the snow, or you might make your way through the deep forest with a compass. There are all kinds of opportunities to get kids engaged in the outdoors, and you won’t have any trouble finding nature in your area.
Items to Bring Along
Keep in mind that you won’t have the same amenities you’re used to when you’re out in the wilderness, and that means you might not get cell phone service. Take care of any business beforehand so you can just use your phone as a camera to take selfies in front of historical buildings in national parks! Here are a few more things you might want to bring along:
You’ll be on your feet a lot, so dress comfortably and remember to protect yourself from the elements. Above all, have fun enjoying nature and creating memories to share with your children for a lifetime.