JSU to Help Munford Schools Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day on May 11


Munford Schools will host a “GO Day” event in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Town of Munford from 9 am -1 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2013, as part of National Get Outdoors Day.  This is the fifth “GO Day” event that encourages healthy, active outdoor fun.  Partners will offer opportunities for families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities.  The event’s goal is to reach first-time visitors to public lands and reconnect youth to the great outdoors.

The “GO Day” event will offer a mix of information centers and active fun areas and places where guests, and especially kids, can practice archery, fish, and play in the bounce houses. Photo opportunities with Smokey Bear will be provided too. Special guests include the Anniston Museum and Dr. George Cline from Jacksonville State University.  The pilot of National Get Outdoors Day was launched on June 14, 2008 and has grown every year. Building on the success of More Kids in the Woods and other important efforts to connect Americans and especially children with nature and active lifestyles, the Forest Service and the American Recreation Coalition led an inclusive, nationwide effort focusing on a single day when people would be inspired and motivated to get outdoors. Last year, over 138 official GO Day sites across the nation welcomed over 70,000 new faces to the joy and benefits of the great outdoors.

On May 11, from 7 p.m. - 9 pmparticipants can enjoy the JSU Field Schools’ Frog Pond Adventure at the Munford Campus Frog Pond.  Experience “love” from a frog’s point of view.

Join the one-and-only, “Dr. Frog” George Cline, for an unforgettable evening of romance and songs from the first amphibian voices of the season. Learn to identify frog songs and get a hands-on experience with these slippery creatures. Participate in Frog Watch USA. Subject to water level/weather conditions. Fee: $3.00 per person

04/30/2013