Goal: Every kid in a park, sanctuary or reserve

Discover NOAA's special marine places
September 1, 2015
A father and daughter enjoy a kayak trip in NOAA's Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Be sure to check the weather forecast before venturing out on the water, wherever you might be.

Calling all fourth graders and their parents! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free.

Every Kid in a Park is a federal government effort to get every fourth grader in the nation into public lands and waters during the 2015/2016 school year. The goal is to foster the next generation of environmental stewards and ocean guardians eager to enjoy America's natural treasures. Many NOAA locations provide ideal settings for visitors to experience hands-on activities that can inspire a sense of wonder and a thirst for knowledge about our special ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes places — and all NOAA public spaces and visitor centers offer free admission! Find a place near you.