Time: September 25, 2010 from 10am to 2pm
Location: National Wildlife Refuge System
Street: 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr
City/Town: Chula Vista, CA 91910
Website or Map: http://www.naturerocks.org
Event Type: event
Organized By: Monica Rohleder
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2010
NATURE ROCKSTM AND THE U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE INVITE SAN DIEGO FAMILIES TO TAKE PART IN NATIONAL “NATURE ROCKS DAY”
This Saturday, Nature Rocks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service team to host a fun-filled day of outdoor activities. Richard Louv to join.
As part of the national launch for “Nature Rocks Day” taking place in over ten cities across the country, Nature Rocks, a national initiative created to inspire and empower parents to enjoy quality time in nature with their families for healthier, happier and smarter kids, today announced plans for a Nature Rocks Day event in the San Diego area. The event will take place at the Sweetwater Marsh location of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and includes a variety of outdoor activities, giveaways and inspirational words from Richard Louv.
On Saturday, September 25, families are encouraged to spend time together exploring the Sweetwater Marsh and the new Chula Vista Nature Center. To celebrate Nature Rocks Day, the park will feature special activity stations that include fishing for plankton, identifying tracks on the trail, bird bingo and a photo contest. Children will receive stamps for completing each activity in order to be entered for the grand prize of Nature Rocks items, announced at the conclusion of the day.
“At Nature Rocks, our goal is to inspire and empower families to spend quality time together in nature, raising healthier, happier and smarter children. San Diego is a natural fit for this initiative given the diverse landscape of parks, wildlife and beaches,” said Richard Louv of Nature Rocks, co-founder of Chidren & Nature Network, and author “Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder”. “Thanks to the partnership of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, we are able to offer San Diego residents an engaging nature adventure at the local Sweetwater Marsh.”
Other participating locations
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge – Chincoteague, VA
Forsythe NWR – Oceanville, NJ
Big Stone NWR/WMD – Odessa, MN
Wallkill River NWR – Sussex ,NJ
Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery – Warm Springs, GA
Wheeler NWR – Decatur, AL
Desert National Wildlife Refuge – Las Vegas, NV
Roma Bluffs World Birding Center – Roma, TX
San Diego NWRC Sweetwater Marsh – Chula Vista, CA
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium – Dubuque, IA
Coleman National Fish Hatchery – Anderson, CA
Hassayampa River Preserve – Wickenberg, AZ
Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve – Homer, AK
About Nature Rocks
Nature Rocks inspires and empowers families to play and explore in nature for healthier, happier and smarter children. This is an ongoing initiative. The website and all related materials are updated frequently to provide families with the most current tools and information to connect with nature, including nature and event finders, community tools, over 100 activity ideas, and seasonal activity guides. Current Nature Rocks partners are: The Nature Conservancy, REI, Children and Nature Network, the American Heart Association, the American Camp Association and The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To learn more about Nature Rocks and its partners, please visit www.naturerocks.org, support us on Facebook at facebook.com/nature+rocks or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/naturerocks.
About the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov .