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Introduce children to nature during Kids to Parks Day

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Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on Saturday by taking a child to a park to explore nature.

As an annual nationwide day of play organized by the National Park Trust, Kids to Parks Day encourages children across the country to go out and experience parks and their environments.

The National Park Trust’s mascot, Buddy Bison, is sending out a message to children and their families to “explore outdoors, the parks are yours!”

The initiative for Kids to Parks Day is also designed to assist teachers in introducing parks and public lands to their students and their families. The day offers children from all communities the opportunity to participate in environmental education and provides health and wellness through outdoor recreation. Last year, more than 139,000 people participated in the nationwide effort to promote parks and wellness.

More than 14,000 people have pledged to go to a park on Saturday, and that number keeps growing. Go to Kids to Parks and take the pledge to take your kids to one of Florida’s 171 state parks. There you can also find activity guides, an adventure book, outdoor experts, parks for kids and Buddy Bison’s tips to help you plan out your day. Kids can also visit Buddy Bison for fun ideas and games for their outdoor day.

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