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    First annual STEM event at Flaming Gorge Dam

    On May 24, Reclamation hosted the first science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) event with participating agencies Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service at Flaming Gorge Dam in Dutch John, Utah. The primary goal was to recruit and mentor youth by encouraging them to pursue education and career paths in natural resources. Seventh and eighth grade students from Manila High School participated in the event.Learn More →

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    Making a splash at the 2018 C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Horsetooth Reservoir

    It was a beautiful, sunny day at Horsetooth Reservoir, with participants, family members and volunteers alike enjoying a day of fun and fishing for the annual C.A.S.T. for Kids event. This year, there were 30 child participants and 100 volunteers. The event had quite the turnout!Learn More →

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    Fishing for fun at this year's C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Lake Pleasant, Arizona

    Another Lake Pleasant C.A.S.T. for Kids Event is behind us and is in the history books. It was held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, and the weather created perfect fishing conditions for the participants. Several kids brought back some really big fish, and their stories were even bigger. The smiles were huge as they told us about the size of the fish that got away!Learn More →


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Youth News Stories

Ranger leading a youth program at New Melones Reservoir. Every Kid in a Park

As part of the commitment to protect our nation’s unique outdoor spaces and ensure that every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy them, the Every Kid in a Park program allows fourth graders nationwide to go to and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year.

By introducing fourth graders to public lands in their backyards and beyond at an early age, the innovative Every Kid in a Park program delivers a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of outdoor stewards of our country’s spectacular and diverse federal lands and waters. Connecting our nation’s youth to the great outdoors is even more important at a time when 80 percent of American families live in cities and most children spend more time on computers and smartphones than exploring nature. The initiative is slated to continue with each year’s group of fourth graders to inspire successive generations to become responsible stewards of our nation’s natural and cultural heritage.

Every Kid in a Park invites children of all backgrounds to discover their public lands and all they offer, including opportunities to be active and spend time with friends and family. As living classrooms, these outdoor places and historic sites also provide hands-on, real-world opportunities to develop critical skills and learn about the natural world. Learn More →

Last Updated: 6/15/18