This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the Every Kid in a Park program. The opinions and text are all mine.
Do you have a 4th grader at home? My oldest daughter just started the 4th grade and I am so excited about the curriculum she will be studying this year. It is full of fun adventure and great hands on science. She will be studying all of California’s history (which includes the California Missions and the Gold Rush) and they are kicking off science by studying landforms – living in California gives them access to all sorts of landforms locally for some hands on learning.
Hands on learning and inspiration is so important, and access to the amazing National Parks, federal lands and waters throughout the United States makes that possible. Every Kid in a Park Program wants to inspire our children – the next generation – and encourage them to protect and preserve our natural wonders and historic treasures. By granting access to 4th graders and their families across the nation the program is providing the opportunity to take the classroom outside and learning to the next level.
There are so many federal lands and waters available that there is bound to be one or two near you. We used the everykidinapark.gov website to find that we have a beautiful National Park and a bit of California history located right here in San Diego; Cabrillo National Monument.
The Cabrillo National Monument is located right outside the city of San Diego in Point Loma. It is an absolutely beautiful site with plenty of walking trails, scenic overlooks, and historical information throughout.
Inside the visitors center you will find a small museum with the history of Cabrillo, a Spanish navigator and explorer, and the route in which he took to land on this spot, and many artifacts.
Also in the visitors center is a gift shop and viewing deck with gorgeous views of San Diego.
The actual monument is located on a cliff, with overlook, just outside the visitors center.
Below the monument you can find one of the many walking trails throughout the park.
They offer guided nature walks along the trails, daily.
We had a wonderful time exploring the grounds which also include the old lighthouse preserved to give you a peek into early Point Loma and information on just how a lighthouse works.
Also part of the Cabrillo National Monument park grounds are tide pools! When we were finished exploring the historical sites and taking in the beauty of San Diego from across the bay, we headed down to explore some sea life.
We found more gorgeous overlooks and scenic walking trails. At the bottom of the cliffs was a small area for exploring – which many children were enjoying.
The Cabrillo National Monument is just one example of the hundreds of National Parks throughout the United States. We are so excited to have the natural wonder located right in our own back yard and hope you all can find some hidden treasures near you, too!
To download your FREE Pass and plan your trip, visit everykidinapark.gov.
It is easy and free for your 4th grader and the whole family! So…where will you be visiting?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the Every Kid in a Park Program. The opinions and text are all mine.