Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kids to Park day! May 16, 2015 (and Giveaway)

This year my daughters and I will be celebrating Nation Kids to the Park Day in Bailey, Colorado assisting with Set Up Weekend for a local Girl Scout camp. We get to be outside, enjoying the fresh air, helping out others and at night, I plan on having them lying in the grass at night looking at the sea of stars.

This year the National Kids to Park Day is May 16, 2015.

 What does it mean for you? It means plan a play date, tell your kids you are taking them on a surprise (then plan a picnic), attend one of these events: (These are for Colorado, if you are looking for another state, please go here)

24th Annual Arkansas River Cleanup/Greenup
 May 16, 2015 8:30 am to May 16, 2015 3:00 pm At  Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

City of Boulder Kids To Parks Day  May 16, 2015 12:00 pm to May 16, 2015 4:00 pm At Scott Carpenter Park 

Connections: Circles, Webs & Chains  May 16, 2015 10:00 am to May 16, 2015 12:00 pm At  Lathrop State Park 

Guided Bird Walk  May 17, 2015 8:00 am to May 17, 2015 1:30 pm At  Roxborough State Park 

Homesteads Hike  May 17, 2015 9:30 am to May 17, 2015 12:00 pm At Roxborough State Park 

Kids to Parks Weekend  May 15, 2015 12:00 am to May 17, 2015 12:00 am At  Mueller State Park 

Meet the Natives May 16, 2015 10:00 am to May 16, 2015 11:30 am At  Roxborough State Park 

Rox Talk: A Geology Chat  May 17, 2015 to May 17, 2015 At  Roxborough State Park 

Roxborough Revealed: Rattlesnakes May 16, 2015 10:00 am to May 16, 2015 11:30 am At  Roxborough State Park 

Staunton State Park Living History Days  May 16, 2015 10:00 am to May 16, 2015 4:00 pm At  Staunton State Park 

Make sure you register with NPT. Everyone who registers will be entered to win a Nikon COOLPIX L830 camera! Register here:

National Park Trust is encouraging children across the country to explore their neighborhood parks and discover science, history, nature and adventure right around the corner or just across town. Their website can help jumpstart your adventure. Visit them at

National Park Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow. As people spend more time indoors and as successive generations grow up with less of a connection to nature, NPT wants to build a greater awareness and appreciation for the importance of our country's public lands and parks. To learn more about their work visit or call 301-279-7275.

They are also offering a wonderful prize pack for one of Crunchy Green Mom readers:

-CamelBak BPA- and BPS-free reusable bottle
-National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide Book
-"Buddy Bison” mascot stuffed animal
-National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks Book
-Kids To Parks T-Shirt
-NPT Activity Guide

Required Question: (Please put your response in my comment section) (Make sure you leave a valid email address so I can email you if you win!)

What is your favorite activity to do with your kids (or dog, friend, solo) outside?
Contest ended: Winner is Gretel Baker!!!!

Disclaimer: One reader will win all 6 items provided by the NPT. Giveaway starts on April 30, 2015 12am and ends on May 8, 2015. The winner will be notified by email and will need to respond within 24 hours.


Lauren said...

I like to go camping with my family.

Laura H said...

We love hiking and gardening as a family!

Gretel said...

We love to garden, camp, hike, and take bike rides. This year we are introducing the kids to fishing! Love outside!