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Admission to national parks free for 4th grade students and families

'Every Kid in a Park' program
Posted at 9:14 AM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 09:14:42-04

(NBC NEWSCHANNEL) As the new school year gets underway for students across the country, there's something parents of fourth graders should be reminded of.

All fourth graders and their families are granted free admission to national parks and other federal lands for a full year with a Fourth Grade Pass.

The pass is valid for the duration of the fourth grade school year through the following summer beginning in September and ending in August.

To get your paper pass, just visit the web site everykidinapark.gov.

President Obama announced the 'Every Kid in a Park' initiative last year, as part of an effort to get school-aged children outdoors and more active.