Local non-profits are continuing the tradition of offering free, family-oriented programs on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. The interactive outdoor programs will help participants explore the many wonders of Barry County. These programs are a great way to discover new places, learn about organizations that are working to make Barry County a better place, and have fun. All ages are welcome—even adults!
The program has its origins in the No Child Left Inside national initiatives, and since its inception six years ago, hundreds of families have participated and have appreciated learning about new places and having the opportunities to try new things. Inspired by the book Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, people around the nation recognized that children today are spending much less time outside just playing and exploring. This lack of outdoor play time has contributed to a variety of consequences, including poorer health, less understanding and appreciation for the natural world, and lower levels of some social skills. Children (and adults too) need the time to interact with, to relax in, and to learn from the natural world for their health. An important goal of the No Family Left Indoors programs is to provide an easy way for families in Barry County to spend time outdoors doing fun activities together. Don't miss your chance to be a part of the fun!
No Family Left Indoors Calendar