LAS VEGAS—National Park Trust, a nonprofit environmental organization, and the Caesars Foundation have partnered to help today’s generation explore and learn about the environment near their homes and schools through the Buddy Bison program. National Park Trust’s Buddy Bison program is centered on responsible use of resources and finding the value in the world as well as preserving it for future generations.
Earlier this year the Caesars Foundation presented National Park Trust with a $60,000 grant that will be used to coordinate several Buddy Bison field trips in five regions of the United States through 2012.
“The Caesars Foundation and Caesars Entertainment have been exemplary partners for two years helping us to provide outdoor environmental education to hundreds of elementary school students across the country,” said Grace Lee, executive director of National Park Trust. “We would not be able to rapidly grow and implement our Buddy Bison school program without the extraordinary support of volunteers like Caesars’ HEROs. We are indebted to Caesars for this wonderful partnership.”
In late October, Harrah’s Chester employees and fifth grade students from Chester Community Charter School experienced outdoor education, recreation, and inspiration in order to earn “Junior Ranger” badges at Valley Forge National Historical Park. The course included an education simulation, nature hike and tour of the historic areas such as the building General George Washington stayed in during the 1777-78 winter encampment.
Participating schools have been selected based on their connection to Caesars’ employees and/or the school’s lack of resources to create meaningful experiential learning opportunities for its students. During the past two years, the Foundation and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have reached more than 500 children and their families and have given a combined total of $110,000.
Go to The Caesars Foundation.