• Watch this video from Kids to Parks Day 2014. 
    Save the date! The 5th annual Kids to Parks Day 2015 is May 16th.


    Register your kid-friendly park event below. It is not necessary to create a new event, consider co-branding programs that your park has already planned. 



  • Families, Kids, and Adults


  • We celebrated our 4th annual Kids to Park Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and want to thank you for joining us in this national movement that engages children with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor play.

    States, cities and towns across the country participated by proclaiming May 17th as Kids to Parks Day. We are already excited for Kids to Parks Day 2015. Below you will find a proclamation template. Please consider proclaiming May 16th, 2015 as Kids to Park Day in your community and showcase the great outdoor recreation activities available for your residents! 




Adventure Booklet

Take the Buddy Bison Adventure Book on your next park visit!
Use this booklet to help you have a fun experience in one of our nation’s parks.

Ready, set, GO!

Click here to view and print


Trail Mix Quiz

Take the Buddy Bison Trail Mix Quiz

When you’re headed out on the trail bring Buddy Bison along and don’t forget to pack healthy snacks.

Let’s take a fun quiz

Buddy Bison Birthday Bash

Pick a park, invite friends, and give Buddy Bison as your party favor.

With your donation you will support our Youth to Parks National Scholarship Fund and receive a Buddy Bison for each of your guests. You can also download our free Buddy Bison birthday materials for your guests.
Birthday Bash invitations
Buddy Bison® Game Ideas
Pin the Tail on Buddy Bison®.

Order your Buddy Bison for your next Birthday Bash.


Songs and Plays

The Buddy Bison Musical: Get Out!

Buddy Bison has his own musical! Get a group of your friends together and video tape the performance. If you send it to Buddy Bison, he may feature you in Buddy Bison's Buzz.

Download the script and the lyrics 


Download the songs to Get Out!

Get all the lyrics here!

Here is a song from the musical!

Calling All Songwriters

Write a Song and then perform and videotape it. Use Buddy Bison and America's parks as your inspiration. Send your songs to buddy@bison.org. Some songs are poems set to music

Check out what one school wrote and preformed below!




Grab a journal and share your creative work with Buddy Bison.

When you visit America's parks bring Buddy Bison , a pencil and your journal.

You can:

Keep a journal of your park adventures.
Write a haiku or limerick about Buddy Bison or nature.
Compose a song about the parks or Buddy Bison.
Illustrate and write a comic strip.
Develop a script and create a video or play about Buddy Bison.
Interview a park ranger or naturalist.
Describe a landscape or the weather in detail.

Send copies of your favorite writings to buddy@buddybison.org. We may feature your creative work on our website or in Buddy Bison's newsletter.


Draw, Paint, Sculpt

Calling All Artists

Artists have been inspired by nature, landscapes and the outdoors. Gather up your art supplies and head out to your local, state and national parks, wildlife refuges, forests, and historical monuments.

Get Inspired: Check out Buddy Bison's inspirational ideas and list of materials.


Check out some of the great Buddy Bison art!!


Click to Read!

Send Buddy Bison your art work at buddybison@parktrust.org or post it on his facebook page