Jimmy Carter NHS welcomes 4th-graders

Published 12:53 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2015

PLAINS — Jimmy Carter National Historic Site invites all 4th grade students to visit the park as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting Sept.1, fourth-grade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.
“During the National Park Service’s centennial celebration, we want everyone to get to know their national parks, and we’re offering a special invitation to fourth graders and their families to discover everything that national parks offer,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “We hope these free passes for fourth graders will introduce fourth graders, their classes, and families to our national treasures, places where they can run and play, explore and learn.”
The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site offers a variety of activities that would appeal to fourth-grade students, their families and their educators. The site offers guided tours at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm, and throughout the year, the park offers special programs including La Fiesta En El Parque, Syrup Day and many more programs. The park also has a partnership with the Georgia Department of Education for curriculum-based programs. The Junior Ranger program offers an opportunity to learn more about the park and Plains through the Plains Hometown passport, and become a junior park ranger in the process.