'Every Kid in a Park' initiative works to get families outside

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The White House is giving children and their families the opportunity to visit and see any national park in the United States.

Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education announced the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, which will help get all kids to go and enjoy the outdoors.

Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

This September, every fourth-grade student in the United States will receive a “Every Kid in a Park” pass for free admission for them and their families to all of the federal lands and water for a year.

To make it even more accessible and possible for children to visit these places, some grants will be made available to help arrange field trips and cover transportation costs for those in need.

To learn more about the initiative, visit the National Park Service website.