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Youth Outdoors Day set for Sept. 16 at Luther Marsh

Students can now register for  Youth Outdoors Day, which will be held at Luther Marsh on Sept. 16.

Students and parents have a chance to discover some fun activities to do in the great outdoors at this free event.  Now in its 16th year, the event is free but students must register online at youthoutdoorsday.com by Sept. 10.

“Since its inception 16 years ago, over 3,500 youngsters have discovered that learning about the outdoors is fun when the lessons are filled with hands-on opportunities at our unique Youth Outdoor Day,” said Sharon Grose, Youth Outdoor Day board member.

“The great outdoors has so much to offer kids, but sometimes they need a little nudge to discover it – whether it is fishing, bird watching, camping or simply hiking and enjoying wildlife,” she said.

“In this age of social media, computers and electronics it’s great to see kids put down their cell phones for a day and embrace the outdoors.”

Youth Outdoors Day was created for youth to introduce them to outdoor activities and gain an appreciation for their natural environment.

“We want to highlight good environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation ... This hands on event gives kids an opportunity to experience nature-it might be the start of a lifelong passion for outdoors,” said Grose.

Station leaders and volunteers share their expertise and provide coaching throughout the day.

Activities will include bird feeder building, supervised target shooting, wetland habitat rehabilitation and fly fishing.

There will also be a number of demonstrations such as the use of retriever and pointer hunting dogs, bow hunting, and a falconry demonstration.

“This event was designed to expose kids to the benefits of the great outdoors and help them develop a greater appreciation for the outdoors,” said Grose.

“Hopefully the day provided them with some new leisure activities or possible career opportunities.”

September 8, 2017

 
 

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