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This kid is traveling to all 27 US national monuments to raise preservation awareness



It all started when he watched the movie, "The Lorax." Ten-year-old Robbie Bond watched Dr. Seuss' story of forests being cut down. From that moment on, the fifth grader decided he was going to protect national monuments.

This is not an opinion shared by everyone, which is why Robbie and his father are traveling to all 27 of them. Robbie even created his own nonprofit environmental conservation organization called Kids Speak for Parks. He's using social media as a platform to share his passion and document his travels along the way.

"Then all the people who are my friends on Facebook might think 'hey that's really good, that shouldn't get destroyed or shrunk.' So hopefully they can persuade President Trump not to get rid of the national monuments."
Robbie Bond

Robbie's father said he's just along for the ride. "Just being able to have a son that is at this age capable of grasping the scope of which we stand to lose and appreciate it despite having any experience," Robin Bond said.

The fifth grader said he hopes this childlike wonder will inspire others to fight for preservation.

"Every adult was a kid once and I think they can relate to being a kid and liking nature and being able to play outside and things. And I just think kids are a lot more excited about things because they haven't seen a lot of things before."
Robbie Bond

Robbie and his father are raising money to eventually create an education program on national monuments, using virtual reality to bring parks to the classroom.

Our affiliate News 10 in Oregon contributed to this story.

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