Pledge to take your child, or a group of children to a local park on May 17, 2014!
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Save the Date!
Park Event Locator
Saturday, May 17, 2014
CITIES, TOWNS, AND PARKS
Register your kid-friendly park event below. It is not necessary to create a new event, consider promoting and co-branding programs already in existence in your park on our around May 10- 25th.
Families, Kids, and Adults
We are excited to celebrate our 4th annual Kids to Park Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and invite your city to join us for this national movement that engages children with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor play.
Cities and towns across the country can make the pledge to participate by proclaiming May 17th as National Kids to Parks Day. Below you will find a proclamation template. Please consider proclaiming May 17th as Kids to Park Day in your community and showcase the great outdoor recreation activities available for your residents!
Vento: A Night to Treasure
Earlier this month, I was honored to accompany Christina Stroman and LaTia Cook, 6th grade Washington Middle School for Girls students, when they presented me, Buddy Bison (!) to Representative Mike Simpson (ID) and congratulated him for his outstanding record in Congress to preserve and protect our parks, public lands and water. Christina and LaTia also did a magnificent job talking about their park experiences including their meeting with new Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
“I want students to look up to me as a great scientist. Maybe I will be the first scientist to bring animals back from extinction, like the whooping crane, and then their real mothers can feed them as they should.” – LaTia Cook
“After my three trips this year, I want my mother to take me to many more parks in and around our great city of Washington. And where-ever I go, I promise to bring along Buddy Bison for some pictures, so you can follow me as I discover the beauty of nature.” – Christina Stroman
I know they will grow up to be great leaders and role models in the environmental field; one day we will be looking to them for advice on how to protect our plants, animals and parks. Right now, Christina and La Tia are taking advantage of every opportunity to get outside and explore new things. I hope you are too!
National Fishing and Boating Week
I caught one, thanks Secretary Sally!
150! That’s right 150 Buddy Bison Students from D.C.’s Brent Elementary School, Washington Latin Public Charter School and Washington Middle School for Girls went fishing June 3rd on the Anacostia River in Washington D.C. with Secretary Sally Jewell to kick off National Great Outdoors Month by celebrating National Fishing and Boating Week. They hooked up with many D.C. “natives”: catfish, sunfish, and perch. What a great way to celebrate the summer!