Update from COSI…May 14, 2008
The Child and Nature Connection conference is this Saturday…May 14, 2008
I attended the kickoff event at Alum Creek Saturday with my two little ones, and we had a great time!
We saw children boating and fishing with their parents, and we tried out kite flying. Digging in the giant pile of sand for treasures was a big hit!
Kudos to The Ohio Department of Natural Resources for pulling off a great event with not much prep time.
They had Gander Mountain and Raisin Rack providing supplies and food.
Also First Lady Frances Strickland and ODNR Director Sean Logan handed out the cool little activity books all the grade school children in public schools in Ohio will be receiving this month. They are really terrific. One each two-page spread, kids and parents get an overview of an activity such as birding or hiking, along with a “pack list” and tips. Then in the back of the book is a list of state parks and properties where kids can get their secret code when they do the activity. The children who finish first will get a free lantern from Coleman.
There was some media coverage of the campaign, as well!
More info is at the ODNR page