Take A Child Outside Day: October 5

7th Annual Take A Child Outside Day: Nature Exploration Event for Families and Teachers

Meet tarantulas and snakes! Learn to identify scat! Make a harmonograph drawing! Take a silent walk to a bird roost!

Take A Child Outside Day is a free festival of fun outdoor exploration for kids and their caregivers. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th a wealth of local environmental educators will offer nature-based activities, games, and crafts along the Arcata Marsh’s 0.6 mile Log Pond Loop Trail (beginning at the Interpretive Center). Kids are invited to fill their “eco-passport” by adventuring along the trail with their adults and participating in these activities, returning it when complete for a nature-themed prize. Additionally, teachers and school staff are invited to attend and learn about field trips, in-class presentations, environment-themed curriculum and other opportunities for their students at each station. Meet representatives from local organizations offering environmental education resources in the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center and sample activities along the Log Pond Loop Trail.

Activities and environmental education resources will be offered by:
– Friends of the Arcata Marsh
– Redwood National and State Parks & Wolf Creek Outdoor School
– CA State Parks
– Sequoia Park Zoo
– Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge
– Redwood Region Audubon Society
– Schatz Energy Research Center
– 4 R Planet & Humboldt Waste Management Authority
– SCRAP Humboldt
– Bureau of Land Management
– Northcoast Environmental Center
– HSU Aquatic Center
– ASK ME (science + media)
– Redwood Chapter of Environmental Educators and Interpreters
– and more!

This free community event is sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh. To learn more, please contact Allison Poklemba at abp5@humboldt.edu.