You may be asking – What’s with all the Ducks???

The inspiration came from a fun gesture by a teen named Abby—who simply wanted to make other people smile on board her family vacation cruise ships—and it now spans several Facebook groups with hundreds of thousands of members. The groups encourage people to share photos of the ducks they plan to hide as well as ducks they’ve found. Think of it a bit like geocaching, but simpler—and with ducks!

During the summer of 2024, BBPS took that idea and created our version of Abby’s idea – and Wha-La! #BBPSDucks ! As you visit the grounds of Highland recreation or other nature spaces in Highland, you may have found a rubber duck peeking out from random hiding places, beckoning to pick them up and read their accompanying information tags. Perhaps you’ll find one hidden behind a plant or another carefully placed somewhere hidden by our fun teachers. This Fall, there are still ducks randomly hiding all around…you never know – you may find one!

Everyone, including Children, Teens, & Adults, can participate in the fun by finding #BBPSDucks and re-hiding!

building blocks 20-year celebration duck hunt

What to do if you find a Building Blocks Duck

If you find a Building Blocks duck, the next step is simple.

  1. Show off your duck by posting with #BBPSDucks on social media, or email any photos to Please note that your photo may be used for our website or on our social media accounts)
  2. Keep or hide, you decide:
    • Keep it as a fun memento, or
    • Hide it with this tag to show how far your duck has traveled & give someone else a smile!
    • If you choose to, you can take a photo of yourself with the duck (or of just the duck) that you’ve found and send it to email. Feel free to provide information such as your name, the name of the person/family who hid it, where it was found, etc., but it is not necessary. Our teaching team may select your photo(s) to post to our website or social media page!

You can add your name to the original tag if you choose to re-hide, or you create a new tag to fill out on your own! Feel free to add your name to the original/new tag if you choose to re-hide.

Hiding rubber ducks is a fun way to make someone smile & connect with other people in the community. Whatever you decide to do with your duck finds can help you to make & connect with new friends from all corners of the township in which you live!  Thank you for making our 20th Anniversary celebration Fun and Exciting.  Bringing community into nature and finding Joy is one of the greatest gifts we can share with each other.