This is Joslyn’s second year as a Buddy Bison Ambassador. This past year, Buddy and Joslyn learned how to churn butter, save seeds for a grassland prairie, and ride in a covered wagon. Joslyn also showed Buddy her love of history, by taking him to the places where history was made. Thanks to the National Parks Service, many of our nation’s important sites are being preserved.
Keeping our parks and environment healthy and clean is a goal of Joslyn’s. With the support of her teachers and principal, Joslyn started a Crayola Colorcycle recycling program at her school, and she now has bins at additional schools and two libraries. She earned the 2018-2019 Presidential Youth Environmental Award from the Environment Protection Agency for her recycling efforts.
Joslyn also volunteers at her local zoo in the summertime and is an active member of Cass County 4-H. When Joslyn isn’t at a State or National Park, you can find her sporting events– as she has been a Kid Reporter for Sports Illustrated Kids since 2018.
Joslyn is available for speaking engagements about National Parks for schools and community groups that are located in Nebraska and Iowa. Stay tuned to her social media to keep updated on fun activities and events in our National, State, and local parks. You can follow Joslyn on her Park Trust blog below, on Twitter @JoslynJunior, and on Instagram @junior_ranger_joslyn.
Badlands – Great Park!
Youth Leader Joslyn and Buddy took a trip to Badlands National Park this spring!
Ambassador Joslyn Explores Brown vs. Board of Education NHS
Ambassador Joslyn explores the history preserved at Brown Vs. Board of Education NHS.
Adventure at Pipestone National Monument
The Monument consists of 301 acres which includes quarry pits, tallgrass prairie, a trail, and a waterfall.
Summer Fun Along Lake Superior’s North Shore
In Minnesota, there is an area called the North Shore that I visit once or twice a year.
Celebrating President’s Day In Our Parks
To celebrate Presidents’ Day, Joslyn visited the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri.
De Soto National Memorial – A Blast From The Past
Joslyn and Buddy Bison got the chance to visit the De Soto National Memorial in Florida.
Why I L❤️VE National Parks
Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air, so I decided to write some reasons why I L❤️VE National Parks.
Outdoor Adventures at Canaveral National Seashore
Buddy Bison and I just returned from a visit to Canaveral National Seashore in Florida. The site is massive!
Winter Wonders at the Niobrara National Scenic River
Niobrara National Scenic River is known in Nebraska for being the place to canoe, kayak, or go tubing.
Exploring Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Buddy Bison wanted to see his herd, so we took a trip to Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City, Kansas!
Time Travel at Homestead National Monument
If you want to experience time travel, go to the Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska!