NW National Parks Family Day @ Magnuson June 25

The National Parks Conservation Association, in partnership with the National Park Service, is hosting the 2nd Annual Northwest National Park Family Day at the Mountaineers Program Center in Magnuson Park (north end of park, near NOAA facilities), Saturday, June 25 from 10:oo am through 4:00 pm.

Northwest National Park Family Day—“Bringing the Parks to the People” is a free, family-friendly event filled with fun activities geared toward children and those unfamiliar with national parks of the Northwest, outdoor activities and conservation in general.  The event hopes to educate people on how to plan a visit to a nearby national park and to inspire them to get outdoors and learn about the natural, cultural and historical treasures of our National Park System.

Among the expected events are:

  • Rangers from our National Parks will give informative presentations about the wonders of our National Parks, including:
    • Wildlife and Nature
    • National and Cultural history
  • Hands-on activities for kids, including how to set-up a tent, camp cooking, nature hikes, and more!
  • Become a Jr. Park Ranger
  • Meet the NPCA mascot Teddy Mather & Northwest wildlife!

The National Parks Conservation Association wants to use this event as an opportunity to:

  • Introduce (or reintroduce) the Puget Sound community to the national parks of the Northwest
  • Expose diverse communities to outdoor recreation opportunities and the importance of environmental conservation
  • Raise participants’ awareness of organizations that offer outdoor recreation services and support the National Parks Conservation Association’s mission of protecting national parks for future generations
  • Demonstrate a commitment and information on ways to protect and enhance our National Parks

For more information on how to participate and to volunteer, contact Charla Ojala, charla@cm-events.net, or by phone at 253-221-0973.  For information on being a sponsor, contact David Patton, dpatton@npca.org, or by phone at 206-903-1444, extension 202.[mappress mapid=”384″]