On Wednesday, the local version of the Every Kid in a Park initiative will launch at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park at Craneway Pavilion. From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., National Park Service Deputy Director Denise Ryan will present 4th graders from Richmond’s Peres Elementary with Every Kid in a Park passes. Students will also be taken on a field trip along the San Francisco Bay Trail as it traverses Richmond’s historic waterfront.
About 1,200 4th-graders attending Richmond and San Pablo schools will receive the passes. As part of the initiative, efforts will be made to get local kids out to see national parks. For some, it will be their first experiences. UC Berkeley student interns are being trained by National Park Service rangers to help lead 4th graders through their learning experiences in the park, program officials said.
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