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  • Celebrating the end of C.A.S.T for Kids 2018 season

    As the days begin to grow a little shorter, and the temperatures a bit cooler, we bring this year's C.A.S.T. for Kids season to a close. The year's events were, as always, enjoyed immensely by participants, their families and communities, and by all of the volunteers who came out to show their support Read More →

  • Fun and sun at the 2018 C.A.S.T. for Kids Event, Lake Mead

    It was a crisp and beautiful morning during this year's C.A.S.T. for Kids event at Lake Mead, held on Saturday, October 20. A total of 45 children with disabilities and/or disadvantages participated in this year's event, with more than 70 volunteers to help ensure that everyone had a great time. Read More →

  • Reclamation’s Pathways Internship Program provides aspiring students with opportunity to address real-life career challenges

    Collegiate students who aspire to operate a hydroelectric powerplant or assist with native species recovery don’t have to wait long to start realizing their career dreams, if they line-up a summer internship opportunity through Reclamation’s Pathways Internship Program. This summer, 11 students from local and distant university locations, such as University of Las Vegas, Utah State University and Ohio State University, got a first-hand opportunity to test their skills and acumen in water management, hydropower generation, species recovery and a myriad of other professional fields as part of the Lower Colorado Region’s Pathway Summer Internship program – hosted annually each summer at the Lower Colorado Regional Office and Hoover Dam. Read More →

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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 www.everykidinapark.gov 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: 11/8/18