National Get Outdoors Day

posted Jun 3, 2011, 6:43 AM by James Wasson   [ updated Jun 4, 2011, 7:05 PM ]

National Get Outdoors Day - June 11
The 4th annual National Get Outdoors Day will take place on Saturday, June 11. The event, known as 'GO Day', is an effort to attract new diverse communities to outdoor activities and to motivate kids to get moving and explore their national forests and other public lands. The agency also has collaborated with the Ad Council to develop a new national campaign of public service announcements to 'Re-connect Kids with Nature'. Nationwide, more than 80 Forest Service locations will be providing free recreational and educational activities. Many events are designed to better engage urban and multicultural youth in nature-based activities and attract first-time visitors to public lands. For a listing of all events, visit: www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org/locations. For more information on local activities, contact your nearest Forest Service location.