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2500 Folks Explored the Outdoors at The Community Idea Stations

Thanks to all of the kids, parents and community partners who helped to make our first Explore the Outdoors event a huge success. 2500 people and 40 plus community organizations joined us on April 28, 2013 as we explored many of the exciting outdoor resources we have here in our community. Watch the Science Matters video below to see some of the engaging and entertaining activities from 2013 - and stay tuned for the date for Explore the Outdoors 2014.

We would like to thank Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation for collaborating with us to create and organize this event and Virginia 529 College Savings Plan for their generous financial support. A special thank you goes to our wonderfully diverse group of outdoor adventure organizations who made sure everyone had fun while learning new things and experiencing the great outdoors. Adventurers of all ages got their hands- actually got their whole bodies- involved in all of the fun activities. 

For more on the event and to see a list of all of the participating community partners please go to Explore the Outdoors

If you would like to participate in Explore the Outdoors 2014 please contact either Debbie Mickle or Trish Reed.

Online and Mobile Resources for Families
Kids can continue their exploration online with outdoor themed games, activities and videos available on PBSKIDS.org/outdoors and through the PBS KIDS Video App.

Parents can also find activities from the on-air episodes, listings for PBS KIDS Day in the Park events, and ideas and resources to explore the outdoors anytime on PBSParents.org/outdoors.

Thanks to everyone from Debbie Mickle, Science Matters Project Manager, Trish Reed, Ready to Learn Coordinator, and the entire staff of The Community Idea Stations.

To see more photos of Explore the Outdoors 2013 go to either Science Matters' Facebook or Ready to Learn Facebook.

Discover more stories like this at Science Matters.

Photos: Mark Mitchell Photography / Marshall Lloyd