E.L. Haynes Students Write about National Park Visit
Some of us spend most of our time with Buddy Bison on trips to parks with our families. Emma, Lucy and Asher, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School students, had this to say about their summer family trip.
We went to Joshua Tree National Park this summer on our big trip across the country. We took a lot of pictures with Buddy on the rocks. We climbed over boulders and things like that. My little brother, Asher, was acting like a little monkey. –Emma
We had to drink lots of water to stay hydrated because it was at least 93 degrees there. Me and my brother and twin sister got to climb a little ways up a little cliff. My dad climbed almost all of the rocks we came to. We love Joshua Tree and we almost forgot how hot it was once we saw all of the beautiful trees. –Lucy
I climbed on top of a whole stack of boulders and I'm a little monkey. My dad climbed really well too and my sisters, Emma and Lucy did too. –Asher
Anacostia River is Launching Point for a Week of Outdoor Fun
Buddy Bison’s friends from Wilderness Inquiry in Minnesota traveled with their canoes to provide an urban wilderness canoe adventure to kids who live near and along the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. From Saturday November 13 to Thursday, November 18, students from Buddy Bisonschools KIPP D.C. WILL and KEY Academies (Washington, DC), Washington Latin Public Charter School (Washington, DC) , Jefferson Houston Elementary School(Alexandria, VA), Stokes School (Washington, DC), andE.L. Haynes Public Charter School (Washington, DC) took their woolly friend out on the river as they learned more about the Anacostia in five hand-made Voyageur canoes.
The week of canoe trips was designated as a Let’s Move Outside event by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move initiative! Learn how you can move outside!
Officer Clowers and HORSE Steely Dan Trot into Buddy Bison Schools
Most of you have seen police officers in patrol cars or on bikes—and many of you have seen mounted police on horseback. Officer Mariea Clowers, a US Park Police officer, helps keep us safe from atop her partner Steely Dan—a grey thoroughbred horse.
Mariea and Steely Dan have made visits to Buddy Bison schools, including
Buddy Bison Interview with the National Park's 'Head Ranger'
Did you know that Jon Jarvis, the director of the National Park Service, considers himself the 'head ranger'? He told that to third graders at Washington D.C.'s E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. He came to visit their school and read them a cool new book called Buddy Bison Goes to a Park. What's even cooler is that 3rd graders at the school got to to illustrate the book with really creative drawings of me, Buddy Bison. After that, the kids took the Junior Ranger oath and then he declared it an OFFICIAL Junior Ranger Day at their school. How great is that?!