Take Your Kids for a Walk on the Wild Side

September 5, 2013

Fourth Annual Hike & Seek Nature Events Sponsored by National Wildlife Federation

Reston, VA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013

National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest conservation organization, is pleased to announce the fourth annual Hike & Seek™ cities happening around the country this fall. Hike & Seek is a cross between a scavenger hunt and a 1-2 mile hike with live wildlife displays, activities and fun interactive stations along the trail.

The fourth annual 2013 Hike & Seek will be held in the following cities this fall:

  • 9.28.13 – Chicago, IL – Bemis Woods South    
  • 9.28.13 – Denver, CO – South Platte Park        
  • 9.28.13 – Minneapolis, MN – Lebanon Hills Regional Park    
  • 10.5.13 – Seattle, WA – Seward Park     
  • 10.5.13 – New York City – Central Park                
  • 10.19.13 – Bernardsville, NJ – New Jersey Audubon/Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary    
  • 10.19.13 – Washington, DC – Seneca Creek State Park
  • 10.26.13 – Baltimore, MD – Druid Hills Park                 
  • 11.2.13 – Atlanta, GA – Piedmont Park
  • 11.2.13 – Los Angeles, CA – Griffith Park     
  • 11.9.13 – Houston, TX – Cullinan Oyster Creek Park (City of Houston Park)

People are encouraged to sign up at http://www.hikeandseek.org early to buy tickets and then show up ready to spend some family time in nature. The one to two mile go-at-your-own-pace hike will have interactive “Stop & Study” nature stations with engaging learning activities including fun nature crafts, live wildlife displays, and much more. This year’s events will include a station highlighting an activity about trees themed around Disney Junior's hit animated series "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." Every child participant is given a Map & Mission Guidebook to direct their path and will receive an Honorary Junior Naturalist badge from Ranger Rick at the end of the hike. Hike & Seek is made possible by support from Disney, REI, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, Mattel, and National Recreation and Park Association.

Be Out There™ is NWF’s movement to reconnect families with the outdoors. NWF’s practical tools and information help make being outside a fun, healthy and automatic part of everyday life. For other helpful resources and to learn more about NWF’s goal to get 10 million more kids spending regular time outside, please visit: http://www.BeOutThere.org.

National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization, inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future.

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