Fourth grade students participate in national "Every Kid In A Park" initiative by getting closer to nature at Raystown Lake
Park Ranger Alicia Palmer, Baltimore District, speaks to fourth-grade students from Southern Huntingdon School District during their visit to Raystown Lake in part of the White House's Every Kid in a Park youth initiative, May 10-11, 2016. The lesson is only one portion of a new water education program, 'Raystown Lake: Protecting your Future, One Drop at a Time!', that aims to provide students an understanding of the value of water resources in their community, as well as general knowledge regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ mission in providing water-based needs to the Raystown Lake area and surrounding communities. Raystown Lake was one of 186 federal sites selected to receive a 2015 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks. The grant, part of NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids Program, supports the White House’s Every Kid in a Park youth initiative, which provides fourth-grade children and their families a pass granting free access to national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges.