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!
This year's trip to Fort Wadsworth was full of excitement. Students got to fire cannons, go back in time to when the fort was a marketplace and learn about recycling. their adventures are written here, and their artwork is in this gallery.
Brooklyn Bridge, NY
On April 6th Brooklyn Jesuit Prep went to the Brooklyn Bridge to learn about biotic and abiotic factors near the shore. They got to touch crabs, seaweed and play football. To read about their adventures click here. To see drawings they made about the trip click here.
Fort Wadsworth, NY
Brooklyn Jesuit Prep, a middle school located in Crown Heights, went to Fort Wadsworth and explored with Buddy the Bison. This group of fifth graders had a great time learning about the park itself and its conservation efforts.
New York Schools Attend the North Face Explore Your Parks Event
On October 8th our Buddy Bison schools in New York, Brooklyn Jesuit Prep participated in The North Face Explore Your Parks event held at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park. National Park Trust is a partner for these events, which are occurring all over the country. Students and their parents had a wonderful time together, going on nature hikes and even spotting a pack of deer – which a few families had never seen before! The students also played disc golf, met with park naturalists, learned which items are necessary on a camping trip, and stopped by a fitness station run by Buddy Bison Ambassador Mark Jenkins. You can use this tool provided by the North Face to locate a park near you!