A mountain overlooking a lake in Glacier National

May 21 is Kids to Parks Day, an effort to encourage kids to explore nature, learn, and play.

You might be wondering what a tech team like ours has to do with the outdoors. But designing and developing the Every Kid in a Park website allowed us to blend modern technology with ancient forests and historic sites.

And we’re thrilled to have an excuse to promote that program again.

Just like Kids to Parks Day, the Every Kid in a Park program and website share one goal: to get families outside, exploring natural wonders and historic sites.

The Every Kid in a Park homepage

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or looking for a new experience, this May is the perfect time to plan an adventure. And if you’re lucky enough to have a fourth grader in your family, you can do it all for free. Fourth graders can sign up now at everykidinapark.gov.

If your family does explore national parks with Every Kid in a Park, please let us know! Tweet us your favorite pictures @18F.