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November 2013

My Southern Exposure

I then traveled to Marietta, GA where I spent the week with more than 250 fifth graders from our returning Buddy Bison school Hollydale Elementary and our new school Fair Oaks Elementary. We retraced the footsteps of Civil War soldiers at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park by hiking to the very top of the mountain. We also learned about the hard life of the soldiers, why the railroad system made the battle for Kennesaw so important, and some cool geological facts about the mountain. Plus we got some terrific exercise and saw amazing views of Altanta at the top of the mountain!

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I was a very tired bison by the time all of these trips were over, but it all was worth it! I want to do it again and see the kid’s smiling faces. They didn’t even know they were learning valuable lessons since they were having so much fun!

A huge Buddy Bison thanks to Southern Company Charitable Foundation, Inc., Georgia Power and Mississippi Power for sponsoring these four Buddy Bison schools this year!


OCTOBER 2012

Hiking, Nature Sighting, and Civil War Fighting at Kennesaw Mountain

KennesawgroupcannonParks can tell stories about events that happened hundreds of years ago, in the same place where you live now. My new buddies from Hollydale Elementary School in Marietta, GA and I hiked to the top of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park for an awesome "bison-eye" view of the Civil War battlefield below.

Afterwards, Civil War re-enactor John Tolbert taught us about life as a soldier.

With the help of an education program made just for Hollydale, my buddies had a hands-on opportunity to learn about the importance of the battle to Georgia's history.

DID YOU KNOW: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is the only national park that honors the Civil War battles fought in Georgia? This made it even better that I got to help the kids learn about their state's history!