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Spring Mill State Park's Children's Outdoor Weekend Aug. 24-25

Last updated on Saturday, August 10, 2013

(MITCHELL) - Spring Mill State Park’s inaugural Children’s Outdoor Weekend will offer activities, games, crafts and fun, Aug. 24 and 25.

Children can attend programs that will earn them a Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights patch and certificate from the DNR. Some of the activities that will be available are: meeting a conservation officer and learning about personal safety in parks, taking naturalist-led hikes, planting seeds to take home, and doing creek stomps and fishing games for prizes.

The DNR established the Bill of Rights to encourage Indiana's children to participate in outdoor activities and discover their heritage. Numerous studies have shown that children who participate in outdoor activities are healthier, do better in school, possess better social skills and a stronger self-image and lead more fulfilled lives.

For more information about the event, contact Coletta Prewitt at 849-3534 or springmillstatepark@dnr.in.gov.

Park admission during the event is $5 per vehicle for in-state residents and $7 per vehicle for out-of-state residents.

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