Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2nd Annual NW National Park Family Day

Visitors to Mount Rainier's booth in 2010
Here's a great opportunity for families in the Seattle area. I participated last year, and we had booths from all the local national parks, environmental organizations, and youth organizations, with lots of great activities for families and kids. Put it on your calendar!

Our own calendar is beginning to take shape, so stop by and check out what's planned.

June 25th, 2011- SAVE THE DATE!
The Mountaineers Program Center
Magnuson Park - Seattle, WA

The National Park Service and National Parks Conservation Association will host the 2nd Annual NW National Park Family Day on Saturday, June 25th at the Mountaineers Program Center in Magnuson Park from 10am-4pm.

Northwest National Park Family Day—“Bringing the Parks to the People” is a free, family-friendly event filled with fun activities geared toward children and those unfamiliar with national parks of the Northwest, outdoor activities and conservation in general.

Our goals for the event are to expose lower income and diverse communities to our national parks, outdoor activities, and environmental stewardship opportunities, to educate youth on employment opportunities within our National Park System, and to inspire children and adults to get outdoors and learn about the natural, cultural and historical treasures found within our National Parks. The event will also provide visibility for NPS, NPCA, and all of our partner groups attending the event.

Last year, we had nearly 1,000 participants, volunteers, and staff in attendance, including 30 on-site groups providing activities, demonstrations, and information for children and adults. Our goal is to reach 2,000-2,500 participants this year and with the support of The Mountaineers, REI, NPS, Discover Your Northwest, NPCA, KCTS, and YOU we know we can achieve this goal!

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