GUEST BLOGGER: CHRISTINA PAY, USU EXTENSION ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
When my children were young, one of the things they loved to do was go to the park. As they grew, we visited our local parks, State parks and, the best loved of all, were the National park adventures we’d take. Parks are the perfect place for creating family memories and we still talk and laugh about the many park adventures we had.
Park fun doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, many times you can experience fun at the park for pennies or less. Last Saturday, May 16th, was the 10th anniversary of the Kids to Parks Day. With COVID-19 restrictions, the day was celebrated virtually. Understanding that nothing can replace an actual park experience, National Park Trust has developed a variety of family activities and distance learning opportunities available at www.kidstoparks.org. These activities can be completed at home, in a backyard or neighborhood, and help families celebrate the day safely. In addition to the online resources, National Park Trust has updated its free mobile ParkPassport App with new virtual park experiences and fun digital badges available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Don't have a national park near you? No worries! Below are a few fun and low to no cost ideas for a local park experience from Jacquie Fisher shared in her Edventures with Kids blog about 17 FUN Activities to do at the Park.:
In case you missed the Northern Utah Marriage Celebration this weekend, don't worry! You have another exciting opportunity in Salt Lake at the end of the month at the Date Your Mate Marriage Celebration! Join us for a fun date night! Learn, laugh, and leave with skills from local marriage experts to keep the spark alive. There will be workshops and refreshments! For more details and to buy tickets for the conference, check out this website!
Check out this awesome event where you can enjoy an evening of education and entertainment at the Northern Utah Marriage Celebration, a fun date night for couples or individuals who want to prepare for or strengthen their marriage. Workshops will be provided by professionals from northern Utah including topics such as intimacy, communication and staying connected, and a keynote presentation will be given by Doug Nielsen. Workshops will be 6:00-9:30 p.m. (with bonus workshops from 4:00-6:00 p.m.). For complete program details see www.relationships.usu.edu.
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