October 2018

Hi friends, 

Buddy Bison here reporting for duty! With schools back in session I’m excited to get back into parks with my Buddy Bison Schools. I’m also celebrating my birthday this month on October 22nd! I hope you will make my birthday wish come true by getting outside with me!

Finally, Buddy Bison Student Ambassador Tigran is on the lookout for a moose in Rocky Mountain National Park, read on to see if he found one.


See you in a park!

Are You Ready to Party?

On October 22nd I’m celebrating my birthday by getting outside with my friends and planning a party that everyone can join! Parks are the perfect place to host parties. To help you plan your own birthday (or celebrate mine!) I will be sharing some great game ideas this month on social media. Make sure you follow National Park Trust on Facebook and Twitter to get free downloadable content like Pin the Tail on the Buddy.

You can also celebrate my birthday by getting your own Buddy Bison. Each little Buddy sale provides one student from a Title I school with a park trip.

Our Washington, DC Buddy Bison Schools are back in session—and back to parks! We traveled all over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area exploring and celebrating federal public lands.

Tendoy Elementary at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Reserve

Neval Thomas Elementary’s 3rd graders visited the National Mall and Memorial Parks (DC) thanks to Pepco, and learned about the people behind the memorials.

Cozier Elementary at Lime Kiln Point State Park

West Education Campus’ 5th graders took the plunge and went snorkeling in the George Washington & Jefferson National Forest (VA). Thanks US Forest Service for helping us take the plunge!

Cozier Elementary at Lime Kiln Point State Park

Washington Jesuit Academy’s 8th graders journeyed to Antietam National Battlefield (MD) to discover battlefield communication tactics thanks to the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation.

Cozier Elementary at Lime Kiln Point State ParkSeaton Elementary's 2nd graders used their five senses to experience Fern Valley in the Washington Youth Garden at the US National Arboretum (DC). A big Buddy Bison shout-out to DecisionPoint for sponsoring this adventure!

Viewing wildlife can be one of the most exciting moments during any park visit. Buddy Bison Student Ambassador Tigran was on a quest this summer to find a moose at Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out Jr. Ranger Tigran’s blog to see if he was successful!

Did you know that NPT recently returned 33 acres of land to Rocky Mountain National Park’s Wild Basin Area? The land was the largest privately-held parcel in the area and will allow park visitors to appreciate a once-private vista of the Wild Basin. You can read more about this project on our website.
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