HARRISBURG PA – Three state parks across Pennsylvania have been selected to host a series of special events on Saturday and Sunday (June 9-10, 2012) in a nationwide “Get Outdoors Day” celebration, Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan said Wednesday (June 6).
Day-long, special Get Outdoors activities are planned at the following state parks:
- Saturday: Parker Dam, Clearfield County; and Moraine, Butler County;
- Sunday: Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center, Cumberland County.
Kayaking, birds-of-prey exhibits, hiking and biking, and special tips for first-time campers are a few of the “Get Outdoors Day” activities planned. Many others across the state will offer recreation programs this weekend.
All three parks are reinforcing the work of the American Recreation Coalition “to help reconnect children to nature and reverse the troubling nationwide trends of children spending half as much time outside as they did 20 years ago,” Gov. Tom Corbett’s said in a proclamation for the event.