Robbie Bond is the 15-year-old Founder of Kids Speak for Parks which was launched in July 2017. Robbie was born and grew up on the island of Oahu and has always had a passion for the environment and the protection of our nation’s natural wonders. Robbie created Kids Speak for Parks to ensure that our parks and monuments will remain protected long into the future. Robbie is committed to ensuring his peers across the country learn to understand and appreciate how truly vital national parks and monuments are to our country and why they should be preserved for future generations. His organization engages kids by speaking at local schools and Robbie raises awareness of National Parks by trying to visit every one of them and bringing other kids along through the videos he makes of his visits. He’s now also developing a VR-based curriculum for America’s schools so that kids all over the country can experience the beauty of National Parks and advocate on their behalf.
Robbie is grateful for the many awards and opportunities that have amplified his efforts, including the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, Diana Award, Action for Nature Eco-Hero and the Captain Planet Young Hero For Earth. Robbie is currently a National Park Trust Student Ambassador, a Captain Planet Foundation Wisdom Council member, an Outdoor Alliance for Kids Advisory Council member ( OAK), and a Google Expedition Partner. Robbie was A Delta Airlines Green up Youth Advisory Board member, and international youth ambassador for Litterati, Robbie has an episode of Marvel’s Hero Project “Roving Robbie” now streaming on Disney +. Robbie was also the 2021 Teton Science school Murie Rising Leader Award recipient.
You can follow Robbie on Instagram @kidsspeakforparks, on Facebook @kidsspeakforparks, and on his blog below.
Robbie and Pippa’s BARK Ranger Adventure
Over the holidays I got an adorable puppy named Pippa and I want to make sure that we visit parks responsibly together.