• Buddy Bison Schools
  • Buddy Bison School Program

    Creating Park Stewards for Tomorrow

  • Buddy Bison School Program

    Creating Park Stewards for Tomorrow


The Buddy Bison school program currently benefits children in 60 schools across the country (grades pre-K through 8th) by enhancing existing school curricula with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as well as history, language arts, reading, geography, the arts, and outdoor recreation. Students also learn about the careers of professionals who support our parks — and the importance of stewarding our public lands — by arranging school visits from our many conservation partners.

Below is an interactive map representing the schools across the country we worked with this year, including our Title I Buddy Bison Schools and our Kids to Parks Day National School Contest Participants. If you are interested in supporting a school in your community, please contact Maryann Kearns.


2016 – 2017 Buddy Bison Schools

State City School
California Los Angeles Clifford Math and Technology Magnet
Navato Hamilton Elementary School
Vallejo Anne Pennycook Elementary
Oakland Hoover Elementary School
Sanger Wilson Elementary School
Sunnyvale Vargas Elementary
Georgia Atlanta M. Agnes Jones Elementary School
Marietta Hollydale Elementary
Marietta Fair Oaks Elementary
Illinois Chicago Charles G. Hammond Elementary
Chicago Jose De Diego Community Academy
Chicago The Chicago Academy
Kansas Wichita Buckner Elementary
Louisiana Chalmette Chalmette Elementary School
New Orleans Green Elementary School
Maryland Baltimore St. Ignatius Loyola Academy
Baltimore Mount Washington School
Baltimore Wolfe Street Academy
Baltimore MLK Elementary School
Riverdale Park Beacon Heights Elementary
Silver Spring Harmony Hills Elementary
Hyattsville Cesar Chavez Elementary
Massachusetts Boston Adams School
Boston Mckay Elementary School
Mississippi Moss Point Kreole Primary School
Biloxi Popp’s Ferry Elementary School
Missouri St. Louis Ashland Elementary School
St. Louis Mullanphy ILC Elementary School
Nevada Laughlin Bennett Elementary School
Las Vegas Howard Hollingsworth
Las Vegas Walter V Long Elementary
New Jersey Atlantic City Richmond Avenue School
Atlantic City Pennsylvania Avenue school
Newark KIPP: Spark Academy
Newark Fairmount Elementary School
New York Brooklyn Brooklyn Jesuit Prep
Brooklyn PS 119
New York City Dare2B (homeless shelter)
North Carolina Durham Emily K Center
Pennsylvania Chester Chester Community Charter School
Texas Beaumont Ehrhart Elementary School
Beaumont Charlton Pollard Elementary School
Houston Hartsfield Elementary
Virginia Alexandria Jefferson Houston Elementary School
Washington, D.C. Washington DC Elise Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School
Washington DC Neval Thomas Elementary School
Washington DC St. Frances Xavier
Washington DC Washington Jesuit Academy
Washington DC Washington School for Girls
Washington DC School without Walls at Francis Stevens
Washington DC Sunshine Early Learning Center
Washington DC Creative Minds Public Charter School
Washington DC Inspired Teaching Public Charter School
Washington DC West Education Campus
Washington DC Takoma Education Campus
Washington DC Brookland Middle School
Washington DC EL Haynes Public Charter School
Washington DC Patterson Elementary
Washington DC Children’s Guild Charter School
Washington DC Seaton Elementary
Washington DC Friendship Public Charter School
Washington DC Howard University Middle School