I wanted to let you know that Seattle has been selected for the inaugural Hike&Seek event, October 16, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). This family outdoor adventure is a cross between a nature hike and scavenger hunt that brings families and friends together in the great outdoors for some fresh fall air. The event also serves as a fund raiser for NWF to support the organization's important conservation work.
Held in Seward Park, the event combines a 2.4 mile easy hike with "Stop & Study" fun and interactive nature stations providing an exciting learning experience for children ages 3-12. The stations, manned by naturalists and wildlife experts, provide activities to test all the senses; see, hear, taste, touch, and smell nature's wonders. Every participant is given a map and mission guide book to direct their path and can receive a junior naturalist badge at the end of the hike.
Hike&Seekers will be given staggered start times beginning at 9 a.m. Once on the trail you can go as fast or slow as you want. Don't hurry, take time to be inspired and connect with the nature around you. Generally, the adventure takes about two hours to complete.
The cost is $12 for adults on-line in advance, $15 the day of the event. For kids the fee is $7 in advance, $9 at the event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hike&Seek is part of the National Wildlife Federation's Be Out There campaign to get kids outdoors and connecting to nature.
For more information and to register go to www.hikeandseek.org<http://www.hikeandseek.org>