Photo by: National Park Service
Every Kid In a Park: Richmond Completes 4th Year
The California Outdoor Engagement Coalition is excited to announce that we have successfully completed our fourth year of the Every Kid in a Park - Richmond program. This program, facilitated through collaboration with the West Contra Costa Unified School District, Rosie the Riveter Trust, National Park Service, and UC Berkeley interns, brought over 1,200 4th graders on field trips to the Rosie the Riveter/ WWII Home Front National Historical Park (RORI). Students explored the Visitor Center and learned about the impact Richmond and women had on WWII efforts. Students also took a beautiful 1 mile walk along the San Francisco Bay Trail where the RORI rangers and UC Berkeley student interns helped teach the students about climate change and different ways the students could help make a positive impact on the environment through recycling and composting. Every Kid in a Park launched in 2016 to provide all 4th graders and their families across the country with free access to federally owned lands and waters for an entire year and we’re thrilled to be a part of their ongoing success!