Fredonia Elementary receives National Park Foundation grant

| January 27, 2016

By the Southern Utah News

Fredonia Elementary and Kanab Elementary Schools are each one of 186 sites recently selected to receive a field trip grant from the National Park Foundation for the 2015-2016 school year in support of the White House youth initiative Every Kid in a Park.

As the official charity of America’s national parks, the foundation officially made the announcement in December. A full list of grantees and their projects may be found at http://www.nationalparks.org/ook/every-kid-in-a-park. Leading up to this year’s 100th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS), President Obama announced the Every Kid in a Park initiative in 2015 as a call to action to get fourth graders outdoors spending time with nature, family and friends.

Specific to fourth graders, the Forest Service and other land and resource management agencies already have conservation education programs in place to connect nine to 11 year old children to learn about landscapes surrounding their homes and schools. Every Kid in a Park aligns well with these education programs.

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