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Premier of WGCU Curious Kids TV Show

Curious Kids is a new show was launched this spring by WGCU in Florida with the mission of teaching children about the interconnectedness of our world. Songwriter/Environmental Educator, Rosie Emery, was part of the development team.

Watch the premier episode of Curious Kids - Around and Around:

NWF: Kids Who Spend Time Outdoors are More Healthy

A short video from the National Wildlife Federation describing new research about why kids should spend time outdoors.

Becoming an Outdoor Family in Vermont

The University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources are jointly offering their 14th annual Becoming an Outdoor Family program on June 3rd through 5th at Stillwater State Park. The program is designed to promote environmental conservation and to provide families with a basic understanding of safety and fun in the outdoors.

Memorial Day Sheep Shearing at Turtle Back Zoo

Gordon Raupp Memorial / Kiwanis Fishing Derby at Randolph Park

On Saturday May 7, 2011, the annual Gordon Raupp Memorial/Kiwanis Fishing Derby will be held at Randolph Park from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded for Biggest Fish, Smallest Fish and Heaviest Fish in three age groups:

  • 6 and under
  • 10 and under
  • 15 and under

Registration is at Randolph Park on the day of the event. Participants need to bring their own fishing gear. Contact the Randolph Recreation Department at (973) 989-7081 for more information.

First Annual National Kids to Parks Day is May 21 2011

Washington, D.C. — Children are encouraged to take part in a grassroots movement to celebrate America’s parks through play in the National Park Trust’s (NPT) first annual National Kids to Parks Day on May 21, 2011. A national kick-off event for Kids to Parks is planned for the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 20, 2011. Kids can enjoy fun in one of our country's national parks, state parks or local parks.

Bass Pro Shops Offers Free Easter Family Fun

Springfield, Missouri — Bass Pro Shops will be holding free, fun Easter activities for the whole family from April 16th - 24th at stores across their chain. There are fun crafts for kids, visits with the Easter Bunny and the time-honored tradition of an Easter Egg Hunt.

On the weekends of April 16th-17th and 23rd - 24th, kids can have a free 4x6 photo taken with the Easter Bunny from 11am to 3pm. On those days, Easter Egg hunt for kids ages 2-10 will be held rom 1-2pm. Photos with the Easter Bunny are also available Monday through Friday, April 18th - 22nd from 6-8pm.

National Wildlife Week 2011

RESTON, VA – You don't need to live in a remote location to experience wildlife. No matter where we live, wildlife lives all around us and, from March 4-20, 2011, the National Wildlife Federation is encouraging families to celebrate nature during National Wildlife Week 2011.

Free Entrance Days for National Parks in 2011

The National Park Service has announced several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.

The fee-free days for 2011 are:

  • January 15-17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday weekend
  • April 16-24 - National Park Week
  • June 21 - First day of summer
  • September 24 - Public Lands Day
  • November 11-13 - Veterans Day weekend

Appalachian Trail's New Official Length is 2181 Miles

Harpers Ferry, WV (December 15, 2010) - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has recently announced in the 2011 Appalachian Trail Data Book that the new official length of the Appalachian Trail is 2,181.0 miles. Relocations and re-measurements in 2010 meant an additional 1.9 miles for the legendary Appalachian Trail (A.T.).