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As you know, we’re lucky in Ohio to have a statewide program to promote nature activities to families.
Here’s an update from Jason Fallon at ODNR who has been hard at work on the program this summer:
With summer here, I wanted to update everyone on the progression and success of the Explore the Outdoors program to date.
As of today (June 23, 2009), we have had a total of 39,730 web hits averaging 4.5 pages per visit while spending over 3 minutes on the site each visit. We have already almost surpassed the amount of kids who have logged into the system from last year establishing a log in and inputting their codes. We are also almost up to 100 advanced explorers so the allotment of birdhouses are almost all gone too. It has been a fantastic start to the program and I only imagine it will keep progressing as we move through the summer.
I am also continuing to receive daily calls and emails concerning the program and have been continuing to send out more guides to interested individuals, companies and groups. If you and your organization would like more Explore guide books, please let me know and I will get them out to you.
Something new that we just put up on the front page of our web site is a great video concerning Explore the Outdoors and why the program is so important. The following is a link to the video and please feel free to use it on your web site or at your organization to promote the program further’¦
Thanks again everyone and have a great week and summer! If you have any questions, please let me or Cristie know.
Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
2045 Morse Road, D-3
Columbus, OH 43229