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!
Near the Gulf Coast, 160 fifth graders from Escatawpa Upper Elementary School (Moss Point, MS) went on a river boat tour of the bayou near their school. Mozart DeDeaux, the naturalist at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, taught us all about swamps and the animals that are adapted to live in the environment. We saw a huge alligator, snakes, herons, egrets, fish and lots of local plants and trees. We learned about the delicate ecosystem and the importance of the food chain.
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!