Some argue that autumn is their favorite season. Mother Nature is dressed in beautiful hues of yellow, red and orange while scurrying animals prepare for winter, birds migrate south in huge, cacophonous flocks, and crisp, cooler weather greets us in the morning. In fact, it is the perfect time to experience the great outdoors with your family.
To make that concept a reality, SeaWorld’s conservation partner, National Wildlife Federation, has created a brand-new special event called “Hike & Seek.” “Hike & Seek” is a cross between a nature hike and scavenger hunt geared to exploring outdoor wonders together and ensuring nature’s legacy.
The event will be piloted in October in the following locations:
- WashingtonD.C., at Seneca Creek State Park, Saturday October 2, 2010
- Chicagoat Lincoln Park Grove, Saturday October 2, 2010
- Seattleat Seward Park, Saturday October 16, 2010
Families will arrive at base camp on Saturday morning and will be greeted with activities for the kids, including an orientation (orienteering) hike activity from REI. Children will receive a naturalist sticker and badge, a Map & Mission Guidebook to plan the outing and a scavenger hunt list of objects to look for along the trail.
Five interactive Stop & Study stations along the trail will give children a quick break from hiking and provide in-depth learning on the following topics: Trees, Birds, Animal Tracks, Plants, and Water. For moms, Aveda will be on-site offering wellness treatments, face-painting for the children, baby gear give-aways from Kolcraft/Jeep and a parent’s guide to nature in each park.
By supporting programs such as “Hike and Seek,” you, along with SeaWorld and NWF, are helping to raise a generation of healthier and happier children.So whether you are able to make it or not due to other commitments or geography, this is the perfect opportunity for you and your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to pass along their love of the outdoors and create a legacy for the next generation. To register or for more information, you can visit www.hikeandseek.org.