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How President Obama is Helping Get Every Kid in a Park

On the Every Kid In a Park Day of Action, we're sharing #TBT photos of people visiting national parks to help inspire more Americans to explore our great outdoors.

Today is Every Kid in a Park Day of Action. It’s just one of the many events happening across the country to celebrate National Park Week and the centennial year of the National Park Service. 

Since Congress established Yellowstone as our first national park in 1872, generations of Americans have been inspired by these beautiful outdoor spaces. From majestic mountain ranges to picturesque seashores, our National Park Service cares for over 400 national parks and works with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. 

The Obama Administration is committed to helping more Americans visit our astounding network of public lands and landmarks. That’s why the White House just announced that more than two dozen foundations, companies, and nonprofit organizations have signed on to the President’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, committing to funding trips to America’s national parks and other public lands and waters for nearly half a million 4th grade children. Launched in September 2015, Every Kid in a Park provides all 4th graders and their families with free access to our country’s public lands and waters for a full year.  

'Gramming the Good News

Help us celebrate our national parks and inspire kids across the country to get outdoors by sharing a #TBT photo of yourself in a national park on social media. President Obama already shared one from his own trip the Grand Canyon at age 11. Where did you #FindYourPark

POTUS Grand Canyon

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Danielle Cohen is an intern in the Office of Digital Strategy