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TRACKS is a Parks & Community Services initiative promoting outdoor adventure, youth leadership and environmental stewardship. TRACKS' mission is to encourage outdoor opportunities for all ages, abilities and income levels, opportunities that develop life skills and knowledge for a healthy community.
Every Kid in a Park - The National Park Foundation and the White House have teamed up to offer every fourth grader a free pass to national parks! This pass provides free access to national parks, national forests, and national wildlife refuges. To register your family for a pass and for more information, visit the Every Kid in a Park web site.
"Because no matter who you are, no matter where you live,
our parks, our monuments, our lands, our waters -
these places are your birthright as Americans."
- President Barack Obama
TRACKS was started in the spring of 2007 amid growing concern and research identifying a "nature deficit" within society. Since its inception, TRACKS has effectively infused many Bellevue programs and activities with its six key standards:
Volunteer - to volunteer with the TRACKS program, or if you are a teen looking for service hours, please email TRACKS@bellevuewa.gov .
Look for TRACKS in the Connections recreation brochure to find classes, activities and events that are part of the TRACKS initiative.
View Ken Burns' "National Parks: America’s Greatest Idea" clip about youth and the outdoors.
Parks & Community Services
PO Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Carrie Sabochik
Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
Family, Youth & Teen Svcs