Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
Shawnee Family Day Event
Date(s) & Time(s)::
May 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
May 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Location: Touch of Nature Center, Carbondale, IL
The Shawnee National Forest and the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest are now accepting registration for the Shawnee Family Day. “We wanted to offer a family-oriented event where families have an opportunity to spend the entire day together exploring the outdoors and having fun,” said the event coordinator, Chris Meyer, an AmeriCorps Volunteer working with the Shawnee Friends Group.Return to event list.
The Shawnee Family Day is an event dedicated to team building and educational outdoor activities geared for families. Activities include canoeing and hiking around the Little Grassy Lake as well as participating in enriching workshops of outdoor skill learning, such as debunking myths of the outdoors, how to pack a backpack and cooking outdoors. There will also be lessons on the basics of water conservation along with uses of the environment in prehistoric times. Participants in the Shawnee Family Day will be gaining environmental literacy with the hopes of fostering a relationship with their own community and the outdoors.
The number of participants is limited so pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is May 11th. Registrants will also be provided lunch and transportation to the event. For more information and to register, contact Chris Meyer or download the event application.
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