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Explore parks near you! Wondering what parks are in your state? Look no further!
Buddy Bison’s Bird Nest Project
Over many years, birds of different species have adapted to create very different types of nests based on their habitat.
Backyard Scavenger Hunt
There are so many interesting things you can find in nature. When walking or hiking, make sure you stay quiet, look around your surroundings, and see what you can discover.
Buddy Bison’s Backyard Bingo
Check out Buddy Bison’s Backyard Bingo (say that three times fast!), an interactive activity that has 24 unique ways for you and your family to stay connected with the outdoors.
Learning About the Food Web
Join our mascot Buddy Bison as you plot out food webs for Joshua Tree National Park and then for your neighborhood! Think about the unique role each animal plays in the ecosystem and their importance to the food web.
Buddy Bison’s Animals of National Parks Crossword Puzzle
This Buddy Bison crossword puzzle activity, designed for kids of all ages, showcases the variety of animals that inhabit national parks around the country! Use the clues and word bank to figure out which animals match the puzzle rows and columns. Then think about what the animals have in common (we’ve included a hint in the activity sheet).
10 Junior Ranger Badges You Can Earn From Home
Check out these 10 Junior Ranger badges you can earn from home. It doesn’t matter what age you are, just “explore, learn, and protect” your national parks online and become an official Junior Ranger and earn your badges! From Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas to Point Reyes National Seashore in California, you can learn about history, night skies, or even dinosaurs!
Think Like a Paleontologist
Looking only at fossils found in the earth, paleontologists have used science and their imaginations to figure out what dinosaurs might have looked like. In this activity, examine the fossils on the worksheet and then “think like a paleontologist”. Use your imagination to draw your own scientific illustrations.
Buddy Bison’s Frozen Fossil Dig
Join Buddy Bison and become a scientist for a day! Recreate a frozen fossil dig and make your own discoveries from home! Download the instructions.
Discovering the Parts of a Flower
Parks such as Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Mount Rainer National Park (WA) boast some of the world’s most beautiful wildflowers. But there’s more to these blooms than meets the eye. With the help of Buddy Bison, learn about the parts of the White Avalanche lily. Then using real flowers from your backyard or neighborhood, perform a dissection at home to see the parts of a flower firsthand.
Buddy Bison’s Blinding Lights Dance Challenge
Go outside, get active, and get your “park-on” by joining our mascot Buddy Bison for the Blinding Lights Dance Challenge. Learn the steps, record your dance, and show off your dance moves by sharing on social media (TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter). Tag us in your post (@NationalParkTrust) and use #ParksToKids and #BuddyBison.