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Take a child outside
Take a child outside

Petit Jean State Park invites you  to take part in connecting children to the natural world as part of a nationwide effort geared to getting young people off the couch, unplugged from technology, and enjoying the outdoors in their local community.


Take a Child Outside” week is a program which urges all citizens to participate in outdoor activities from September 24-30, 2012.  Take A Child Outside week is designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from discovering the natural world, and to arm parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources and recreational activities for exploring local habitats.  


On the Take A Child Outside website (www.takeachildoutside.org) you can make a pledge to take a child outside and help them experience the natural world.  Petit Jean State Park has planned programs to bring children outside and into nature, providing family activities such as a “Wild Animal Homes Hike to Cedar Falls” beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, and starting at the Mather Lodge breezeway.  Programming on Sunday, September 30 includes a “Cedar Creek Trail Adventure” starting at the Pioneer Cabin at 9 a.m., and an activity called “Magic Water” which starts at the Mather Lodge breezeway at 11:30 a.m.


If you are interested in participating in our activities, please contact the park at 501-727-6510 or 501-727-6512.  For more information about the nationwide movement, please visit www.takeachildoutside.org.