• 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! 



Buddy and Sonia in Hawaii - 2012

Buddy and Sonia in Hawaii

My family and I went to Kauai, which is one of the islands of Hawaii. We took Buddy Bison on a helicopter ride to a waterfall called Manawaiopuna. We had to wear blue cover-up shoes and life jackets for safety when we were in the helicopter. Buddy learned that when it rained a lot at Manawaiopuna it created floods. Did you know that the fall’s water was only rainwater and that it rained the most in Kauai than anywhere else in the world? When Buddy Bison was at the waterfall, he was plugging his ears because the fall sounded so loud; it sounded like turning a big rain-stick real fast. Buddy also saw lots of cool plants around the island. He loved the bobo tree.


By Sonia (2nd Grade)



School Nurse in Australia - 2012

School Nurse in Australia

Magnetic-Island-1-2Buddy Bison visited Australia over Beauvoir Spring Break, but it was fall in Australia. Buddy visited Queensland in north eastern Australia where it was warm and tropical. Buddy visited the Billabong Wildlife Sanctuary and met kangaroos, koalas, ducks, turtles, and reptiles too. Buddy also visited the city of Townsville and went to The Strand by the ocean. He met the Lifeguards and watched the swimmers in the ocean from the jet ski. He also learned about "Stingers" or jelly fish, as many are poisonous in the oceans this time of year in Australia. Buddy also played on the cool zip wire right next to the water and looked out at Magnetic Island which was discovered by Captain James Cook. Buddy had a fabulous adventure.

Billabong-Wildlife-3- Billabong-Wildlife-5




DC Aquarium

DC Aquarium

On Friday, March 9, Buddy Bison visited the D.C. Aquarium with the Pre-K Penguins. Buddy had a great time learning all about sharks and other sea creatures like seahorses, alligators, and snakes. Buddy was excited to return to Beauvoir and share all that he learned!


Gardening with Beauvoir- Dec 2010

Beauvoir Students Make Fall a Time for Gardening
by Teddy and Theo, Beauvoir National Cathedral Elementary School, First Grade

December 2010

The (first-grade) Coyotes and Buddy Bison went to plant blueberry bushes. Buddy Bison did very well. He dug the holes with his hooves, but then he got stuck! Then we pulled him out. Buddy likes getting dirty. We planted the bushes in our Beauvoir garden, and we

020.jpg knocked out the weeds. We can't wait to see our blueberries grow, and to eat them next year! Read Beauvoir students’ other essays about visiting the National Cathedral and the Air and Space Museum!


Busy with Buddy- Nov 2010

Beauvoir Busy with Buddy Bison!

November 2010

Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School (Washington, DC) kept busy with Buddy Bison this month! Here are students’ notes on some of their adventures. 

2nd Grade Leprechaun class: The Leprechaun class took Buddy Bison to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in October and saw so many wetlands plants and animals! Our guide, Ranger Kathy, showed us duck weed, a seed called a hitchhiker, and turtles. We even saw a gaggle of geese land in the water! The giant lily pads that we saw were over three feet across… They were so big! It was a really fun field trip and we observed the many sights, sounds, and smells of nature! Buddy Bison loved our field trip.

Pre-K Penguins The Pre-K Penguins visited Olmsted Woods on November 8, 2010 to investigate the changes that happen in our environment during the season of autumn. Buddy Bison accompanied us on this trip and saw, heard, felt, and smelled some signs of autumn too!

Here are some thoughts from the Pre-K students:
I saw a squirrel.
I (maybe) smelled a rock that was sprayed by a skunk.
I saw leaves that were red, yellow, and brown.
I collected leaves and they were different colors.
Buddy Bison learned about the leaves, trees, and the woods with us.

Pre-K Whales Made a Class Nature “Monster”: We went on a nature walk with Buddy Bison and on our walk we collected rocks, berries, sticks, grass, leaves, twigs and pine needles so we can make a class monster. It was so much fun to make our monster because it is a pretend creature. Look at our monster collage!