Take a Child Outside Week

Autumn Equinox

Monday, September 25 • 9:00am - 10:00am

Rock Ridge Park • 1397 Old Sanford Rd

The autumnal equinox is an astronomical event that marks the start of autumn. This year, the first day of autumn is September 22nd. Let's celebrate by making a leaf mask, writing a gratitude journal and going on a walk around the trails of Rock Ridge Park.

Johnny Appleseed Day

Tuesday, September 26 • 9:30am - 10:00am

Kiwanis Park • 309 Credle St

Today is Johnny Appleseed Day! Let’s celebrate his birthday with a story and apple exploration using the scientific method.  

Parks for Pollinators

Wednesday, September 27 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mary Hayes Barber Holmes • 304 Old Rock Springs Cemetery Rd

September is Parks for Pollinators Month. Pollinators are essential to our ecosystem. Over 75% of the world's flowering plants and 35% of the world's crops rely on pollinators. Did you know that one out of every three bites of food you eat is because of pollinators? They not only are essential for our food production but also support healthy ecosystems. Let’s celebrate with a craft, nectar relay game and a packet of native wildflower seeds to take home.

Colors and Shapes Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, September 28 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Mary Hayes Barber Holmes • 304 Old Rock Springs Cemetery Rd

Let’s go outside for a color and shape nature scavenger hunt! Work together or compete in a race to find the colors and shapes out in nature using the game Go Find It.  

Animal Acting

Friday, September 29 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

Knight Farm Park • 362 Vine Parkway

Let’s walk and talk like animals at Knight Farm Park! Choose an animal mask, color and cut out your mask then act like your animal! Mask materials provided.