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Kenai Fjords National Park launches Every Kid in a Park pass


Kenai Fjords National Park

Seward Elementary fourth grade teacher Jenna Fabian, President Barack Obama and Seward Elemenatry fourth grader Samantha Insalaco visit at Exit Glacier on Sept. 1.

While in Seward, Sept. 1, President Obama launched the Every Kid in a Park program for National Parks.

Seward Elementary fourth grade student Samantha Insalaco and her teacher Jenna Fabian walked and conversed with the President in the Exit Glacier area. Afterwards, Samantha completed her Junior Ranger booklet and received her Junior Ranger badge.

"There's a lot to discover and experience at Kenai Fjords National Park," stated Superintendent Rebecca Lasell. "We were honored to have hosted President Obama, and to launch this national program that will help connect our next generation of stewards to the national parks."

Fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to complete an educational activity to print a pass that provides free access to students and their families in all federal managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests and wildlife refuges. The pass is valid for the 2015-16 school year and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally managed units.

Students can trade in their paper pass for an official access card at participating federal sites nationwide. Educators and community leaders can access educational activities, field trip options, and the ability to print passes for their classrooms. Parents can find additional links for information on planning trips to nearby public lands.

For information about the park, visit the website at, call 422-0500 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or check the park's Facebook page at http://www.face


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