Awards

The Buddy National Teacher Award

The Buddy National Teacher Award

“The Buddy” National Teacher Award For Outstanding Environmental Stewardship recognizes an educator whose innovative use of the Buddy Bison program has made a significant impact in his or her students’ understanding of the natural world and the importance of protecting our nation’s treasured parks.

American Park Experience Award

American Park Experience Award

The American Park Experience Award is given to an individual or group that has made outstanding contributions to enhance the awareness and appreciation of our nation’s parks, wildlife refuges and/or historic landmarks. This is not an annual award.

American Park Experience Award
Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award

Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award

The Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award is given annually to a public servant who has demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding service, skill, resourcefulness or innovation in the preservation of land, water or historic resources for the legacy of America.


Recognition

OAK Leaf Award

OAK Leaf Award

In the fall of 2016, Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK) presented NPT with an inaugural OAK Leaf Award which recognized our “leadership and collaboration in connecting kids with nature.”

Executive Director Spoke on White House Panel

Executive Director Spoke on White House Panel

Executive Director Grace Lee was a panelist at the OAK meeting at the White House which focused on youth outdoor programs during the Obama Administration.

Buddy Bison Students Featured on PBS

Buddy Bison Students Featured on PBS

Correspondent Kavitha Cardoza featured our efforts to get kids to parks on PBS NewsHour hightighting Buddy Bison School Pennycook Elementary’s visit to Muir Woods.

Buddy Bison is One of Hoda's Favorite Things

Buddy Bison is One of Hoda's Favorite Things

Buddy Bison and Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure, written by Dr. Ilona Holland and published by National Geographic Kids, were featured on the Today Show as two of Hoda Kotb’s favorite things.