All fourth-graders can now pick up their Every Kid in a Park passes, which will give them access to more than 2,000 federally managed national parks, forests and public lands nationwide.
The ongoing program targets fourth graders, as research shows that kids ages 9 to 11 are beginning to learn about the world around them, are open to new ideas and are likely to connect to nature and history.
Students can obtain their free permit by visiting everykidinapark.gov, and follow instructions to obtain and print the paper voucher, then bring the paper voucher to any National Forest Office to claim the free pass.
The website also contains information on how the pass works and resources for planning trips.
For more information on the Malheur National Forest, please visit www.fs.usda.gov/malheur.