Buddy Bison Students Kick Start their Year with Parks

Our Buddy Bison Schools in California “set sail” last month with field trips to learn about their state’s history on the sea. Pennycook Elementary’s 30 4th graders visited San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, where they explored two historic ships and discovered the harbor’s marine life.

On the other side of the bay, 100 4th graders from Vargas Elementary journeyed to the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park and the SS Red Oak Victory. Each student received their Every Kid in a Park pass too. Special thanks to Penny and Adrian Bellamy for sponsoring both of these Buddy Bison Schools this year and for helping them to foster a love for the great outdoors.



Meanwhile, on the East Coast, 18 sixth-grade students from the Washington School for Girls (DC) ventured out to the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium in January. They loved exploring the wonders of outer space (through the National Park Service’s only planetarium) and hiking along the wooded trails. A special thanks to Mike and Carol Steed for sponsoring this Buddy Bison school for the past 6 years.