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Bringing Dark Skies Inside With Buddy Bison
Did you know that Big Cypress is a designated International Dark Sky Place? If you visit the park at night you can take in stunning views of the Milky Way and thousands of stars! Bring those views to where you live by creating a constellation flashlight.
Create a Grand Canyon With Buddy Bison
Did you know that the Grand Canyon is over a mile deep? Over millions of years, the water of the Colorado River has carved the rock into the plateaus and valleys you see today. Erosion is the process by which soil or rock is dissolved and transported. See how water can erode surfaces in this cool experiment!
Create a Memorial Day Shape Poem With Buddy Bison
Create a shape poem about the United States and reflect on what makes you proud of our country. Is it the diversity of your community or the beauty of our national parks? Grab a pencil, let the creativity begin, and share your poem with a loved one.
Grand Canyon Landscape Art
The Grand Canyon’s cliffs, mesas, and valleys have inspired countless artists and photographers. Capture the beauty of the landscape’s rock formations and sunset backdrop using art supplies from home!
Communicating Like a Civil War Soldier
Without modern technology, Civil War soldiers had to find creative ways to communicate in secret. Learn about signal flags with Buddy Bison and discover how soldiers who fought in the Battle of Antietam (which took place in Maryland) used flags, codes, and ciphers to send and encrypt messages. Then create your own flag, establish a secret code, and send coded messages to your friends and family.
National Park Coloring Sheets
Dreaming of future family park adventures? We are bringing parks to you with coloring sheets from the National Park Service. Download, print, and color scenes from Tallgrass Prairie, Padre Island, Statue of Liberty, and three more parks.
BUDDY BISON’S BACKYARD BINGO – TRADUCCIÓN AL ESPAÑOL
Eche un vistazo al Backyard Bingo de Buddy Bison (¡digamos que tres veces más rápido!), Una actividad interactiva que tiene 24 formas únicas para que usted y su familia se mantengan conectados con el aire libre.
Buddy Bison Coloring Sheet
Imagine that you and Buddy Bison are going to take a trip to a national park. What should Buddy be wearing or have with him to be prepared? Does he need any special items to discover the park? Does he need a jacket, boots, or swimsuit? Maybe he needs binoculars or a bottle of water. Download a Buddy Bison coloring sheet and get him ready for your trip using crayons, coloring pencils, markers, or other craft supplies.
Buddy Bison Comic Strip
For older kids, try creating a comic strip about one of Buddy’s park adventure. Think about what happens at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. What does he say? Are there other characters in the story?
Buddy Bison Diorama
Let’s create a Buddy Bison diorama (a miniature model) made to look like your favorite park.
Leaf or Bark Rubbing
When leaves fall from the tree, it is a great time to look at them closely and make a great piece of art. Place a leaf or bark under the activity paper inside the square. Then rub the leaf or bark using your pencil or a crayon.