The Family Travel Association is proud to partner with and pledge its support to the Every Kid in a Park campaign, announced today by the White House. We sincerely hope that you too will join us in adding momentum to this initiative to inspire the next generation of cultural and environmental stewards, and make it easy for parents, teachers and organizations to plan trips to more than 2,000 U.S. parks and federal land and water sites.
The new campaign, launched today, adds momentum to President Obama’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, which provides U.S. fourth graders, their teachers and their families with free admission to national parks and other federal lands and waters. It is also part of National Parks Week 2016 and celebrates the centennial of the U.S. national parks system.
“When I was 13, my parents took me and my siblings on a cross-country camping trip during which we often plunged into the magic of national parks,” said Ethan Gelber, Editorial Director of the Family Travel Association. “One of my sons is about to enter fourth grade and I can’t wait to treat him to the same wonders. More broadly, the FTA enthusiastically believes that this initiative to expand access to U.S. parks is perfectly timed to inspire a new wave of young people – and their families! – to travel to, value and protect our national parks and the natural resources and heritage they preserve.”
The Family Travel Association knows that its members, newsletter subscriber and friend certainly value family travel and probably have a great affection for nature. We strongly encourage them – and everyone – to take the pledge to get #EveryKidinaPark.
Visit EveryKidinaPark.org, the new web portal supporting the campaign. There you can register your pledge and receive a pledge badge for posting, as well as pass along word to friends and families. Additionally, you will find resources that make it easy for parents and teachers to plan a visit to any U.S. national park and learn about the free Every Kid in a Park pass.
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