• 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! 




MAY 2011

National Presbyterian Kindergarten Visits Daingerfield Island 

One of our schools in Washington, D.C. was nice enough to share this note with me, and I wanted to share it with you. It really shows how great it is to be a Buddy Bison school!

"Thank you Kindergarten Team for such a fantastic field trip today! I love how you have embedded service learning in to the science curriculum, combining inquiry, nature, Buddy Bison, stewardship, and service. The activities that the children did today - tree-planting, "Mystery bags" and journaling, leaf rubbings, and the little hike - were age-appropriate extensions of your excellent class work. The students enjoyed being outside in a National Park on such a beautiful warm, sunny day, picnicking on the grass and frolicking in the meadow. The kindergarteners were well prepared for the activities, asked thoughtful questions, and were outstanding representatives of National Presbyterian School." — Dot King, Lower School Principal

 APRIL 2012

Buddy Bison Teaches Students about Hedgehogs in this New Story!

A National Presbyterian School (Washington, DC) student, with help from her teacher, wrote a neat new story about Buddy Bison getting a new job at theMuseum of Natural History.  In the story, Buddy Bison has to teach students about hedgehogs.  Along the way, he learns a lot and so do the students.  You can read some of the story below.

Buddy Bison and the Museum of Natural History

Buddy Bison has a new job at the Museum of Natural History. There is only one problem, He doesn’t know anything about his exhibit and he has to teach others about it.

The exhibit is about…Hedgehogs! Buddy wonders what to do.  What can he tell people about hedgehogs?  Buddy realizes that he doesn’t know anything about hedgehogs.  This is a problem!

He wonders:

1.    Where do they live?

2.    What color are hedgehogs?

3.    What do they eat?

4.    What is so special about hedgehogs?


Buddy Bison Makes a New Friend, a Story, by National Presbyterian School Students

Students from National Presbyterian School in Washington, D.C. have created a wonderful powerpoint detailing a story of their own creation about Buddy Bison! 

Katia, Caroline, Sophia, Marley, Gigi and Mrs. King describe Buddy Bison’s first play date with a new friend, Daisy in “Buddy Bison Makes a New Friend.”

  OCTOBER 2010

NationalPresbyterian Schooland Buddy Bison Take Two Trips Already!

Though school just started a month ago, Buddy Bison has already visited Echo Hill Camp with National Presbyterian School 5th and 6th graders AND Homestead Farms with three kindergarten classes. At Echo Hill Buddy Bison also made it to the zip line!

If that wasn’t enough fun, students and teachers at the school joined forces to create a school power point presentation that was shown at an assembly highlighting Buddy Bison’s Summer Adventures (which can also be seen on Buddy Bison’s website)!


Remembering Haiti’s Earthquake and Forests

So many of us watched news coverage of Haiti’s earthquake and wondered what we could do to help. Many kids worked with their classmates to raise money to help rebuild. What some people don’t realize is that Haiti’s forests have been in trouble for a long time.

Ninety years ago, well over half of Haiti was covered in forest. Now just 2% of the land is forested. Some third-graders from The Bullis School recently created Buddy Bison Park dioramas, depicting American and Haitian Parks.

Dioramas made by Paris, Rotimi and Preston were showcased at a special presentation to one 16-year-old earthquake survivor named Ruthnie at the Haitian Flag Day event, at the White House Old Executive Office Building. 

Paris’s dioramas depicted “Buddy Bison at Rock Creek National Park” and Rotimi’s featured “Buddy Bison at Yellowstone National Park.” Preston’s piece, entitled “Buddy Bison Dreams of a Reforested Haiti,” was presented along with Buddy Bison to Ruthnie by fifth-grader Alexander, who attends National Presbyterian School, another Buddy Bison School.

In his speech, Alexander said, "We only see the devastation on TV," said Alexander, "but there are so many beautiful things about Haiti, too, and I want people to know that."