Buddy Bison Student Ambassador Joslyn

The outdoors and wildlife have been a part of Joslyn’s life from a young age. At 11-years-old, she enjoys hiking, biking, fishing, and helping the environment. She wants to encourage other kids to have less screen time and more green time!

Stay tuned to her social media to keep updated on fun activities at state parks in the Midwest. She will be scouting out where the best places to hike, go horseback riding, and other adventures in our National, State, and local parks. You can follow Joslyn on her NPT blog below, on Twitter @JoslynJunior, and on Instagram @junior_ranger_joslyn.

Joslyn looks forward to touring the places where history was made. Thanks to the National Parks Service, many of our nation’s important sites are being preserved. She hopes to share what she learns about the historic sites in her home state of Nebraska, as well as other interesting sites throughout the Midwest.

Keeping our parks and environment healthy and clean is a goal of Joslyn’s. With the support of her teachers and principal, Joslyn started a Crayola Colorcycle recycling program at her school, which has expanded to locations at three schools, two libraries, a 4-H extension office, and a daycare.

She earned the 2018-2019 Presidential Youth Environmental Award from the Environment Protection Agency for her recycling efforts in 2019. Joslyn also volunteers at her local zoo in the summertime and is an active member of Cass County 4-H. When Joslyn isn’t at a State or National Park, you can find her sporting events– as she has been a Kid Reporter for Sports Illustrated Kids since 2018. Joslyn is available for speaking engagements about National Parks for schools and community groups that are located in Nebraska and Iowa.

Joslyn wants to help get every kid to National Parks, where they can enjoy the beauty of nature and see the wildlife she works so hard to help!