Thinking ahead to summer vacation and how to keep your kids active? Then, mark your calendars because Saturday, June 13th is National Get Outdoors Day, and June is National Get Outdoors Month!
National Get Outdoors Day is a new annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors.
For more information on how you can be involved, click HERE.
There is an endless list of places to go in our region to spend time outside and in nature. So pack a picnic, a reusable water bottle, sunscreen and a hat (and don't forget to do a thorough tick check when you get home http://www.tickencounter.org/), and head outdoors to some of these great places:
National Park Foundation http://www.nationalparks.org/ook/every-kid-in-a-park
John Heinz Wildlife Refuge http://www.fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz/
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/