Buddy Bison's Buzz - June 2013


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I am still resting up from my many park adventures on National Kids to Parks Day, May 18th. I know you created park memories with your friends and family that will be treasured forever. Don't forget to get out and GO! There are great events at parks happening all summer. Keep reading to find out more.

Explore outdoors, the parks are yours!

Buddy Bison

National Kids to Parks Day 2013 breaks all records!

WOW! What a terrific day!! Nearly 140,000 kids and families explored parks on May 18 and more than 400,000 people were talking about it online; that’s a lot of people! Check out these photos I received from parks nationwide; they say more than I could in just one glance!

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Staying Cool with CamelBak!

Thank to our generous sponsor CamelBak, our National Kids to Parks Day school contest winners who took their park trips in May received a wonderful surprise -- CamelBak eddy .75L bottles. Our students were so excited to receive this gift that can be used over and over – and will help protect our environment.

Check out this tribute from our kids!

Vento: A Night to Treasure

Earlier this month, I was honored to accompany Christina Stroman and LaTia Cook, 6th grade Washington Middle School for Girls students, when they presented me, Buddy Bison (!) to Representative Mike Simpson (ID) and congratulated him for his outstanding record...[more]

National Fishing and Boating Week:

"I caught one. Thanks Secretary Sally!"

150 Buddy Bison Students from D.C.’s Brent Elementary School, Washington Latin Public Charter School and Washington Middle School for Girls went fishing June 3rd on the Anacostia River in Washington D.C. with Secretary Sally Jewell to kick off National Great Outdoors Month by celebrating National Fishing and Boating Week. They hooked up with many D.C. “natives”: catfish, sunfish, and perch. What a great way to celebrate the summer!

Parents and Teachers Corner:

Just because National Kids to Parks Day is over this year, that doesn’t mean you should stop visiting parks and getting outside. Here are some great summer opportunities to get moving outdoors:

National Park and Recreation Month

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month.  Created by the National Recreation and Park Association, Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the vital role local parks and recreation play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country. Celebrate the month by visiting a local park in your area; grab Buddy Bison, get out and go!

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