• Watch this video from Kids to Parks Day 2014. 
    Save the date! The 5th annual Kids to Parks Day 2015 is May 16th.


    Register your kid-friendly park event below. It is not necessary to create a new event, consider co-branding programs that your park has already planned. 



  • Families, Kids, and Adults


  • We celebrated our 4th annual Kids to Park Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and want to thank you for joining us in this national movement that engages children with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor play.

    States, cities and towns across the country participated by proclaiming May 17th as Kids to Parks Day. We are already excited for Kids to Parks Day 2015. Below you will find a proclamation template. Please consider proclaiming May 16th, 2015 as Kids to Park Day in your community and showcase the great outdoor recreation activities available for your residents! 



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A Visit from Nature

This month 5th grade students from Jose de Diego Community Academy in Chicago, IL got a special visit from me and Sara Rose, a naturalist from the Forest Preserve of Cook County’s Trailside Museum. Sara taught the students about the food web using real animal skulls and pelts. What a memorable way to learn about local animals and plants! Here is what Astry said about the visit:
I learned lots of new things that I have always wondered about. I have had a very cool experience with skulls and noticed that squirrels have teeth just like beavers to bite on hard nuts.

A big Buddy Bison thanks to our partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP for sponsoring Jose de Diego Community Academy this year.
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MAY 2013

Jose de Diego goes to Indiana Dunes

Indiana DunesIn May Jose de Diego sent students to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. While they were therem, the students were the first to ever play in the new nature play area. Students also had the opportunity to learn about endangered species, learn about how dunes are formed and go hiking. To read their adventure Journals, click here.