June 17, 2014  |  Lansing, Michigan

Canoe & kayak simulations – disc golf on Capitol lawn – fishing activities – bird watching – nature interpretation – games and more!

June is No Child Left Inside Month and July is Parks and Recreation Month! MRPA is hosting outdoor activities for youth on June 17, 2014 at the State Capitol in Lansing – join us and help show Michigan’s legislators what parks and recreation is all about!

On Tuesday, June 17 the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA), the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), and the Michigan No Child Left Inside Coalition (MNCLI) will host “Get Outside & Play at the Capitol,” an event providing various outdoor activities and nature education opportunities for more than 1,200 youth attendees.

Free activities for youth include disc golf, kayaking simulations, lawn Olympics, a demonstration for first-time campers, birding activities, a tent skills seminar, live animals, tennis games, fishing activities and more. More than 1,200 youth from communities throughout Michigan are anticipated to attend the Get Outside & Play at the Capitol event.

Previous organizations providing activities for youth include: Boy Scouts of America, Capital City Renegades Disc Golf Club, Dr. Dirt, DNR - Fisheries, Recreation & Wildlife Divisions, Fenner Nature Center, Heavner Nature Connection, Ingham County Parks Department, Kalamazoo Nature Center, McDonald's, Michigan and Capital Area Audubon Societies, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, Michigan Historical Center, Natureology, Potter Park Zoo, Superior Play, LLC , The First Tee of Mid-Michigan, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and USTA.

Register Your Group or Day Camp  |  Register to Provide an Activity

Get Outside & Play at the Capitol is sponsored by: