4th grade student voucher for national forest land and parks

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eveled

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Apparently they give vouchers for 4th graders to enter national park lands for free.

So if you have a kid or grandchild entering 4th grade you can get one sometime after sept 1st. The current one expires Aug 31st. Is for 4th and 5th grade students from last year.

https://www.nps.gov/kids/every-kid-outdoors.htm

Here is the link to learn about being a jr park ranger. Anyone can earn a ranger badge in 200 plus subjects. My kid has several and wants more. It’s a great opportunity to learn. They can be done in person or by mail.

https://www.nps.gov/kids/become-a-junior-ranger.htm
 

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We've taken our grandson on a few trips to the National Parks. He got his 4th grade pass and was insistant at using every chance he got.
I noticed all the prices have gone up but still a good deal rather than paying at each park. Looks like the current/retired Vet one is the only other free one now.

https://store.usgs.gov/pass
 
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My dad has that Golden Eagle pass, they are GREAT! The whole car gets in for free. You have to be 65 to get one, so I told him I want his when he buys the farm.

We got my daughter one of those National Park Passports a few years ago. They are pretty fun, each visitor’s center has a stamp you can add to the passport when you visit that particular park.
 

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Golden Eagle pass has been renamed the “Senior pass” eligibility begins at 62. A one time $10 fee. Pretty cool benefit.
 

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My son broke his leg real bad at Christmas so he has been laid up and not able to do much. These jr ranger badges have been a lifesaver. Many of them can be done online, but the other parks will mail you the booklet. He’s got over 50 of them and still going strong.

On top of all the actual historical knowledge about the parks. He has learned so much more. He didn’t even know how to address an envelope when he started. Now he’s could run a small office. Lol.

You just never know what a kid will latch on to.

This old crappy picture is were it all started ten years ago at the Springfield Armory National Park. Where he earned his first Jr Ranger badge.
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Then our trip to Arizona last year got him these.
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Pretty cool.
 
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