Spending time outdoors can be even more enjoyable when you know how to do some fun activities. Missouri State Parks is offering you the opportunity to learn these activities in its free Learn2 Experience the Outdoors Program during August.
During each weekend in August, state park staff will show you how to kayak on a river or lake; try your hand at archery; find hidden secrets through geocaching; or prepare a delicious meal in a Dutch oven. Missouri State Parks will supply the equipment and the expertise. You supply the enthusiasm and eagerness to discover nature and a new skill.
“Anytime you can have a great experience in a state park, it makes your visit to the outdoors even more fun. Sharing these experiences with your friends and family creates memories that will last a lifetime,” says Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The Learn2 Experience the Outdoors Program will be held on the following dates and locations:
- Aug. 4 – Hawn State Park, Ste. Genevieve – geocaching and Dutch oven cooking
- Aug. 11 – Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg – archery and kayaking
- Aug. 18 – Mark Twain State Park, Stoutsville – archery and kayaking
- Aug. 25 – Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia – geocaching and Dutch oven cooking
Participants must be 10 years of age to participate in kayaking or archery. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Learn2 Experience the Outdoors is the third in a series of Learn2 programs sponsored this summer by Missouri State Parks. A Learn2 Camp Program was held in June and a Learn2 Paddle Program is being offered in July.
Registration is required and classes are expected to fill up quickly. To register for the event or for more information on state parks and historic sites, go to mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
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