Jefferson City, Mo., SEPT. 15, 2011 – Discover the joys of nature at a Fall Outdoor Discovery Day from noon until 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at Crowder State Park near Trenton. The beach parking lot will be the site for this free special event, which coincides with National Take A Child Outside Week.

During the event, participants of all ages can enjoy nature displays, face painting, nature crafts and outdoor recreation demonstrations such as Dutch oven cooking, archery and fishing. The event is also a great place to watch the annual mountain bike endurance race.

A special treat will be the concert by the musical group Wildheart at noon and 2 p.m. Jan and George Syrigos, both Emmy award-winning educators and entertainers, will capture young audiences with a strong science message exploring wildlife, habitats and natural history. This concert is made possible by a grant from the Missouri Arts Council and from local donations.

The Emmy(r) Award Winning educators and entertainers, Jan & George Syrigos make up the musical group WildHeart. This duo captures young audiences with a strong science message exploring wildlife, habitats and natural history.

This concert is made possible by a grant from the Missouri Arts Council and from local donations.

For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com.

Emmy(r) Award Winning educators and entertainers, Jan & George Syrigos make up the musical group WildHeart. This duo captures young audiences with a strong science message exploring wildlife, habitats and natural history.

This concert is made possible by a grant from the Missouri Arts Council and from local donations.

For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com.

day of outdoor fun and discovery will be a great time to explore Crowder State Park and take your own Children in Nature Challenge.

Crowder State Park is located west of Trenton off Highway 6. For more information about the event, call the park directly at 660-359-6473 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com.

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