Pledge to take your child, or a group of children to a local park on May 17, 2014!
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Save the Date!
Park Event Locator
Saturday, May 17, 2014
CITIES, TOWNS, AND PARKS
Register your kid-friendly park event below. It is not necessary to create a new event, consider promoting and co-branding programs already in existence in your park on our around May 10- 25th.
Families, Kids, and Adults
We are excited to celebrate our 4th annual Kids to Park Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 and invite your city to join us for this national movement that engages children with parks, nature, and healthy outdoor play.
Cities and towns across the country can make the pledge to participate by proclaiming May 17th as National Kids to Parks Day. Below you will find a proclamation template. Please consider proclaiming May 17th as Kids to Park Day in your community and showcase the great outdoor recreation activities available for your residents!
Timonium Elementary welcomed Buddy the Bison on September 12 for the kick-off of the 100-Book Challenge Program for this school year. The 100-Book Challenge Program encourages independent reading, both at home and in school. Our theme for the year is "Our National Parks" so students will learn about Fort McHenry, Hampton National Historic Site here in Towson, Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier National Park in Montana. TES is now recognized as an official "Buddy Bison School" through the National Park Trust organization so we will be promoting the concepts of conservation and preservation of land and parks.
The weekend of September 14, Fort McHenry celebrated the anniversary of the War of 1812 with fireworks, period costumes, and reenactments. If you decide to visit Fort McHenry in the future, please send a photo of your child/family at the park to be posted on the 100 Book Challenge hallway display.