By Jeff Laird, Customer Service Department Manager
I want to personally ask you to reach out to parents and youth leaders of fourth graders in your area about the Every Kid in a Park program. Please share this information to those you feel would benefit from this free program for kids.
The Every Kid in a Park’s 4th grade pass offers FEE-FREE access to participating facilities in public lands for fourth graders and their immediate family members.
At Land Between the Lakes this includes our…
Homeplace 1850s Farm
Where you travel back to a working farm and visit with our “farm family” as they go about their daily chores.
Woodlands Nature Station
Where you can get up close with native plants, owls, deer, snakes, a bald eagle and other rescued animals.
Our Frequently Asked Questions sheet can be found at the following links.
Feel free to post on public bulletin boards — and home refrigerators. Please make as many copies as necessary to reach 4th grade students and their families in your area.
We have chosen to participate in this program because we believe the more people play and learn in nature, the happier they will be. Multiple research studies conclude that nature helps relieve stress and anxiety to improve our well-being.
To quote a recent Stanford-led study:
… walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce risk of depression.
The complete report can be found at http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/june/hiking-mental-health-063015.html.
In addition, we invite everyone to come and hike in our 170,000 acre natural playground anytime. Check us out under the Visit tab or use the search function to find your outdoor recreation fun.
Thank you for your time and thank you for reaching out to fourth graders in your area.
I invite you to Come Outside and Play at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee.
Customer Service Department Manager
Remember to connect with us!
Group Reservations: Kimberly at 1-270-924-2020
Every Kid in a Park www.everykidinapark.gov
U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service http://www.fs.fed.us/