Event Details

Touch the Earth Celebration/Potomac Overlook Walkabout

Sunday, April 25, 2010


When:  Touch the Earth Celebration, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
WalkArlington Potomac Overlook Walkabout (mapa - espanol) 2:15-2:45 p.m.
RAIN OR SHINE
Where: Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road, Arlington
Who:  Open to the public, ALL AGES
WalkArlington's kid-sized Walkabout will be led by Sally Baird, Arlington School Board Chair and WalkArlington
Fee:  Free

What:  The Arlington Children And Nature Network (CANN), Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE), Potomac Overlook Regional Park, and WalkArlington invite you to TOUCH THE EARTH with your feet by joining School Board Chair Sally Baird on a Walkabout of Potomac Overlook Regional Park.  Part of CANN's Touch the Earth Celebration marking the conclusion of Get Outside Week and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the kid-sized Walkabout will take children of all ages on a short guided hike on the Park's Heritage Trail.

The Walkabout is just one of several opportunities to get outdoors and re-connect with nature during our Touch the Earth Celebration. Here are some of the activities planned:

1:45 p.m.  Children And Nature Network Proclamation (Stage)
2:00 p.m.   Touch the Earth Ceremony (Stage)
2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.  WalkArlington Kid-Sized Walkabout of Potomac Overlook, led by Sally Baird, Arlington School Board Chair (Meet at Stage)
3:00 p.m.  Tour of Potomac Overlook Energerium (meet at Nature Center)
1:30-3:30 p.m.  Potomac Overlook Meet Me on a Sunday Interactive and Interpretive Activities (ongoing)

Do you support reconnecting children to nature? You can show your support today by signing onto the list of CANN supporters (not a monetary commitment). CANN has set a goal of getting 1,000 supporters by Earth Day -- April 22 -- so click here, add your name to the growing list of organizations, agencies, schools, businesses, and individuals committed to getting kids outside, and help meet this goal!  Then help spread the word!

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Did You Know?

50% of all trips Americans make are less than 3 miles; 40% less than 2 miles, 28% less than 1 mile.

U.S. Dept. of Transportation, 2009