Are you a fourth grader? Great!

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You can see America’s amazing mountains, roaring rivers, wild animals, while camping, hiking, fishing, boating or doing so many fun things on national forests and grasslands.

All you have to do is get Every Kid Outdoors pass.

Ask an adult to help you go to the kid-friendly website and follow the instructions. You can print an Every Kid Outdoors paper pass that is good from Sept. 1, 2019, to Aug. 31. 2020.

And you don’t have to go alone. You can take your brothers and sisters and up to three adults. Or tell your teacher to help your entire class get a pass and plan a class trip outdoors.


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are so many things to see on a national forest or national grassland. We have lots and lot of room to hike, ski, run, find bugs, fish, swim and do so many other wonderful things. We have 193 million acres of land just for you. Do you know big is that? As big as 250 football fields. That’s really big!

That’s also means a lot of outdoor fun, and we hope you find out that it’s so much fun you will want to visit us even when you are no longer in the fourth grade.

When you get your pass, ask your parents to help find activities and locations by using our online visitor map. You can also find ideas for trips on

While you are visiting us don’t forget you can be a Junior Forest Ranger and Junior Snow Ranger.

After your visits to national forests and grasslands please write us a letter to tell us about your adventures:

Every Kid Outdoors
Attn: Cindy McArthur
USDA Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, D.C.