• 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! 



Bullis School Teacher Honored with "The Buddy"

The Buddy

salazar_group.jpgThird-grade students from Potomac, MD's Bullis School love Mrs. Carolyn Cohen for the creative way she brings nature into the classroom and takes learning outdoors. Just last week, Mrs. Cohen received National Park Trust's (NPT) first national teacher award for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship—an award that has already been dubbed simply The Buddy.

Mrs. Cohen received The Buddy at the same event where NPT honored Secretary Salazar with the American Park Experience Award. When she accepted her award, Mrs. Cohen said, "Bringing a new awareness and respect to the great outdoors to our students has been a rewarding experience for all, and I'm proud to be a part of that effort. I recognize there are many teachers who are equally dedicated to this goal and I happily share this award with them."

Secretary Salazar later added that despite spending his days in Cabinet meetings and on the floor of Congress, "In my job, I always say the most inspiring thing I get to do is work with young people." He then applauded Mrs. Cohen and all of the Buddy Bison students for caring so deeply about our parks and natural resources.

Let's hear three cheers for Mrs. Cohen and all the teachers who work so hard to make exploring nature a priority!