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Dodie Long

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  • October 10th, 2017

    Launched Board Game Campaign on Kickstarter

    Park Smarts For Kids launches on it's newly created board games called Park Smarts Adventures.  These board games have magnetic pieces and two sided board games for hours of family fun.  Kickstarter campaign raised just over $30,000. 

    October 10th, 2017
  • July 1st, 2017

    Park Smarts for Kids Launches on Amazon

    Adults enjoy helping the children learn more about our National Parks and Monuments. Our content is designed to promote interaction between kids and mutual learning for parents, grandparents and adult care givers. The centennial book is bundled with every individual book, each of which is site specific for each park or monument.

    July 1st, 2017
  • June 1st, 2017

    Published Series of Activity Books

    Dodie and Ron Long, along with Peter Gantner, are interviewed on Business Radio in Phoenix, AZ. Park Smarts for Kids publishes a series of educational activity books covering America’s National Parks. The books are designed for children 4-years-old and up. The books are each site specific to individual parks.

    There currently are 22 published titles and ultimately will include 120 different parks and monuments. The books are designed to teach important facts on the parks and the content reinforces knowledge acquisition through repetition in puzzles, games and artwork. They are created to encourage and promote educational interaction between adults and children.

    June 1st, 2017
  • December 6th, 2016

    Park Smarts for Kids Production Series

    Park Smarts for Kids is in production and promises delivery by Christmas 2016. Thank you, all of you, for your wonderful support for Park Smarts for Kids. You have made it possible for the series to get out there on to the bookshelves of our national park's gift stores and much more. You should be receiving a survey email in a day or two to gather information needed to ship out your rewards for delivery by Christmas.

    December 6th, 2016
  • December 2nd, 2016

    Kickstarter Campaign Ends – Over $29,000 Raised

    Park Smarts for Kids raises over $29,000 by the time the Kickstarter campaign ends..With fun puzzles and education to inspire the adventurous spirit in all of us.

    Park Smarts For Kids is being created to Educate Kids about our precious National Parks, because the best way to ensure the Preservation and Longevity of these National Treasures are to pass on the love of nature to the next generation.

    December 2nd, 2016
  • October 25th, 2016

    Kickstarter Campaign Launched

    Park Smarts For Kids launches on and reaches its funding goal on that same day! Park Smarts For Kids is being created to Educate Kids about our precious National Parks. Remember your first park experience?

    Whether it was the awesome majesty of the Grand Canyon... the exquisite beauty of Yosemite... the awe-inspiring accomplishment of Mount Rushmore... the explosive wonder of the Hawaii Volcanoes or the dramatic vistas of Red Rock Canyon... our National Parks are priceless and irreplaceable!

    October 25th, 2016
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