May 2018

I’m so excited that Kids to Parks Day is just days away! Get outside on Saturday, May 19, 2018 and discover your local parks. Here are 5 easy steps that will help you have a great Kids to Parks Day! It’s time to explore outdoors, the parks are yours!

Step 1: Check out my map where you can find more than 800 park events and programs for kids. Don’t forget to check it again as we approach May 19th as new events are added every day! Didn’t find a participating park near you? No problem. Take advantage of our free downloadable resources and plan your own park adventure!

Step 2: Help make this the biggest Kids to Parks Day ever by pledging to participate. Everyone who pledges to participate will be entered to win one of our fun prizes, including  a terrific family camping package from The North Face that features a sturdy tent and 4 cozy sleeping bags.
Step 3: Share your photos with me on social media using #KidstoParks and #BuddyBison. Or email them to Samantha Jones at Don’t forget to bring me, Buddy Bison, with you to enjoy the day!

Step 4: Get out and go -- and have fun! And keep exploring parks all summer long -- and beyond. Our new park finder that features our 60 national parks will help you get started.

Step 5: Finally, stay connected to me all year along! Keep reading my newsletters -- I will have more tips for kids in future issues. Including stories from our Buddy Bison Student Ambassadors

Join our Buddy Bison Student Ambassadors 

They will be hosting Kids to Parks Day events at their favorite local park. Audrey will have a trail cleanup at Lake James State Park (NC). Sarah is going to Giampietro Park (NJ) where she will host a litter pick-up challenge and other family friendly events. Tigran will be at Cabrillo National Monument (CA) showing kids what they can do to protect parks.

Meet Buddy Bison Student Ambassador Bryan Wilson

I am very excited to announce our newest Buddy Bison Student Ambassador, Bryan Wilson. Bryan is in 5th grade and lives in Navajo Nation, Arizona. Last year as a 4th grader, Bryan received his Every Kid in a Park Pass and earned his first Junior Ranger badge in Rocky Mountain National Park (CO). Since then, he has been to 28 national parks and almost 100 national park sites! Follow Bryan on Instagram to see his more of his adventures and read his blog.

Student Ambassador Adventures: Audrey

Buddy Bison Student Ambassador Audrey spent her spring break visiting Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Her blog post has fun facts about these places and you can find out how she is celebrating Kids to Parks Day!

Kids to Parks Day Fun Facts 

Did you know that a Senate Resolution was passed that supports May 19th National Kids to Parks Day? There are also over 400 cities and towns that have signed proclamations, and more than 800 events all across the country! Have a great Kids to Parks Day!


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