National Get Outdoors Day Celebrated Across the US

National Get Outdoors Day Celebrated Across the US
Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are again teaming up to host the 10th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation. On Saturday, June 10, 2017, these diverse partners will offer opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. Prime goals of the day are reaching currently underserved populations and first-time visitors to public lands, and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors.

Each GO Day event will offer a mix of information centers and “active fun” areas – places where guests, and especially kids, can use a fishing pole, go geocaching, help pitch a tent and more. The sites will provide photo opportunities with characters like Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl and other interesting creatures. Many sites also feature areas that focus on other aspects of healthy living, including sustainability and good nutrition. In addition to the GO Day events, participants will be invited to nearby follow-up activities called EchO events occurring throughout the summer, which include introductions to mountain biking and fly-fishing, hikes with rangers to see wildlife, kayaking and rafting and much more.
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  1. Looks like I just missed it… I live in Illinois and the 2017 location is 200 miles away from where I live. It would be great if there was an additional Illinois location in 2018, closer to Chicago. Maybe even Starved Rock?

    I love taking part in most outdoor activities. It would be great if you posted more information about the EchO events, I can’t find anything about them on the National Get Outdoors Day website.
    Life is, indeed, an adventure 🙂


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