Pledge to Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 16th; two ways to win!

If you haven’t seen my posts from March and April about the upcoming Kids to Parks Day from the National Park Trust on May 16th – that’s only five days away! – then you must be living under a rock.


Anyone who pledges to get outside on May 16th and visit a park (any park will do) will be entered to win a Nikon COOLPIX L830 camera. Add your name to the 288,000+ names already signed up!

And I have a giveaway here, too. To enter for a chance to win a prize package from the National Park Trust, please comment on this post telling me about a memorable national park experience, either from your childhood or now with your own child/ren. The prize package consists of a “Buddy Bison” mascot stuffed animal, 2 National Geographic Books (National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks and National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.), a CamelBak BPA- and BPS-free reusable bottle, a T-shirt, and a NPT Park Activity Guide (a $75 value). From the entries I will randomly pick a winner. The contest will be open until Saturday, May 16, midnight PST. If you would like to enter without commenting on the blog, you can send me an email at darwinsbulldog AT gmail DOT com. Good luck!

If you’re in the Portland area, you can find a park to visit using the map tool from The Intertwine. There are also a few events going on at some local parks and natural areas: Grand Opening Celebration at Kʰunamokwst Park; Audubon Story Time: Birdsongs at the Audubon Society of Portland; Cully Critter Cruise with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council; Children’s Nature Fair at the Leach Botanical Garden; and Tualatin River Bird Festival at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

If you like to share images on social media, use the hashtag #kidstoparks (or #buddybison if he’s in your photo). NPT is on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

And just for fun, here are some photos from our trip to Crater Lake National Park last summer:

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One Response to Pledge to Celebrate Kids to Parks Day on May 16th; two ways to win!

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