National Park Trust is excited to announce our newest Buddy Bison Student Ambassador, Bryan Wilson. Bryan is originally from Florida, now he is in 5th grade and lives in Navajo Nation, Arizona.

“I never really knew about National Parks until my fourth grade teacher made me do a National Park research project. I couldn’t believe how many parks were in the United States, and 3 in my hometown state of FL! My teacher told us to print out the Every Kid in a Park 

Pass, and my family happened to be going on a trip to Colorado that month. I told my parents that we had to visit Rocky Mountain National Park!

We arrived with breathtaking views of Pike’s Peak, snowshoed in 32 below weather through Bear and Sprague Lake, and sled down the hills of Hidden Valley. It was there I became a Junior Ranger and promised to learn, protect, and explore our public lands. Since then, I have been to 28 national parks and almost 100 national park sites.

Currently, I am living in Navajo Nation and working with local schools on the reservation to get kids active and healthy. I am hoping, with Buddy Bison, to help end childhood obesity and diabetes on the Rez!”

Follow him on social media to see where he and #BuddyBison (@junior_ranger_bry) are traveling.