EVERY KID OUTDOORS EXPANDS TO INCLUDE 5TH GRADERS

Release Date: Nov 17, 2020

Sawtooth NATIONAL FOREST

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
Contact: 208-423-7500

Julie Thomas, Public Affairs Officer

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EVERY KID OUTDOORS EXPANDS TO INCLUDE 5TH GRADERS

 

 

Jerome, Idaho, Nov. 13, 2020 — The USDA Forest Service today announced it will expand its Every Kid Outdoors program to offer fourth- and fifth-grade students and family members fee-free access to more than 2,000 sites on national forests and grasslands for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. A new voucher is available for download now through August 31, 2021.

 

With the voucher, students and their families can visit the Sawtooth National Forest and use it to gather your Christmas tree for this year or visit our campgrounds. The Forest Service hopes the announcement will encourage millions of families to use their free pass to visit the forest and experience the mental and physical benefits of the great outdoors. 

 

Kirk Flannigan, Acting Forest Supervisor said, “this is a wonderful opportunity for families to assist their 4th and 5th graders to get their Every Kid Outdoors Pass and bring their family to the Sawtooth National Forest to harvest the family Christmas tree”.

 

Every Kid Outdoors is a federal public lands partnership created to inspire fourth-grade students and their families across America to recreate, explore cultures, discover connections to nature and spark a lifelong passion for America’s great outdoors. The program focuses on children ages 9–11 who, research shows, are beginning to understand the world around them, and are uniquely receptive to engaging with nature and the environment. By focusing on this age group year after year, the program aims to ensure every child in the United States can create a life-long connection to America's big backyard.  

To obtain a free 5th Grade Voucher, visit the Every Kid Outdoors website, click on the "Hey, fifth graders!" banner, and download a voucher. The voucher is valid between Nov. 12, 2020 and Aug. 31, 2021 to correspond to the traditional school year.  





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