Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) invites all fourth grade students to visit the Refuge for free as part of the White House’s new “Every Kid in a Park” program. The Refuge will also be offering free admission on Saturday, September 26th in celebration of National Public Lands Day.
Having started September 1st , every fourth grader in the country can go to www.everykidinapark.gov and complete an activity to access their “Every Kid in a Park” pass. Fourth graders can receive their “Every Kid in a Park” pass and see many of Hawai‘i’s native seabirds at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Passes are valid from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016.
“We have a long history of connecting Kaua‘i’s children with Hawai‘i’s native seabirds and coastal plants as well as the nene” states Acting Project Leader Michael Mitchell. “With the ‘Every Kid in a Park’ pass, the children will be able to bring their family along and experience the incredible resources at Kilauea Point together and it can all start with a free visit to the Refuge on National Public Lands Day!”
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proud to be one of eight agencies to the support the “Every Kid in a Park” Initiative that seeks to bridge the growing disconnect between the next generation and the great outdoors, inspiring them to become our future environmental stewards ready to protect and preserve these natural and historic treasures for many years to come.
National Public Lands Day is a day that promotes volunteering at a public land near you including federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, state, regional, and local governments to preserve and protect America’s natural heritage. Come to the Refuge on Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to check out various volunteering opportunities or to simply enjoy your public lands, fee-free!