Robbie Bond is the Founder of Kids Speak for Parks, which was launched in July 2017 in response to President Trump’s executive order regarding the review of 27 national monuments. He will introduce Jon Jarvis, former Director of the National Park Service, on November 1 to start the 2017 SHIFT Festival.
A 10-year-old Hawaiian native, Bond grew up on the island of Oahu and has always had a passion for the environment and the protection of our nation’s natural wonders.
Since the age of three, Robbie actively participated in beach clean ups, conferences, and various other efforts to protect the environment and even remembers to speaking to his pre-K class about conservation and the importance of preserving our planet’s natural resources.
As a student, Robbie enjoys his attendance at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. He has attended classes at William and Mary’s Center for Gifted Education. Robbie was recently accepted to the Davidson Young Scholars program in Reno Nevada. In 2016 Robbie received a medal for high honors in the Johns Hopkins Talent Search for mathematics.
Robbie is convinced that the executive order President Trump signed has put millions of acres of precious public land in jeopardy and he refuses to passively accept any attempt to further undermine or damage these unique landscapes. With so much in stake, Robbie created Kids Speak for Parks to ensure that our parks and monuments will remain protected long into the future. Robbie is committed to insuring his peers across the country learn to understand and appreciate how truly vital national parks and monuments are to our country and why they should be preserved for future generations.
In his free time, Robbie enjoys playing golf, fishing, snorkeling, archery, voice over acting and surfing. Robbie credits his parents and grandparents for teaching him to appreciate the environment.