Sunday, April 21, 2013

Explore the Outdoors: A Way Park Gathering

explore the outdoors logo While spring has yet to really arrive in Northfield, the Friends of Way Park are hoping the weather will improve in time for an exciting event planned for Sunday, May 5 in Northfield’s Way Park.

Together with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and PBS stations across the country, FWP is helping to promote PBS KIDS Explore the Outdoors. The program encourages children and families to get outdoors and spend more time at their local park.

The Friends of Way Park are partnering with the Northfield Area Family YMCA and St. Olaf College’s Science Alliance to present a full afternoon of outdoor fun. The event will take place in Way Park from 1:00–4:00 pm on Sunday, May 5, and will include:
  • kite making and pinwheels
  • bean planting in a “green house”
  • a nature scavenger hunt
  • weather forecasting
  • a green energy demo by St. Olaf’s Science Alliance
  • group games by the YMCA
  • brainstorming for future playground updates
  • lemonade 
  • …and MORE!
Teachers: Consider giving your students an optional homework assignment at Way Park related to something you’ve been working on in class. Download a print-ready PDF with a set of project ideas!

See you in the park!