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!
Students Celebrate National Fossil Day
Buddy Bison welcomed over 250 students to the National Mall to celebrate the FIRST Annual Fossil Day on October 13th! Eighth grade students from Jefferson-Houston Elementary School enjoyed the grounds of the Washington Monument.
Kids were able to sift through mounds of dirt to find shark teeth and other fossil treasures, created their own plaster casts of shells and stones, and talked to real-life National Park Service and Smithsonian archaeologists and paleontologists. Throughout the day, they went on a scavenger hunt in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and learned about Washington, D.C. archaeology. All students were sworn in as Jr. Paleontologists at the end of the day by National Park Service Park Rangers.