Background â Nationwide Movement Begins
Every since Richard Louvâs book, âLast Child in the Woodsâ, was published in 2005, there has been a growing national movement to reconnect children with nature. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee took the lead in Wisconsin to establish and present a âGreat Outdoors Weekendâ for the greater Metro Milwaukee area.
Wisconsinâs Outdoor Experiment
In 2008, the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center built a coalition of âgreen spaceâ partners of nature centers, parks, and other outdoor recreation organizations who took part in the first Great Outdoors Weekend in September of 2008 at their respective sites.
The goals were to get people outside and acquaint them with nearby green spaces for recreation, enjoyment,calgary doors health and education. The nature-based activities drew families outside with a diverse sampling of the best hands-on outdoor experiences in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Right Here, Right Now in 2010
This year The Great Outdoors Weekend is September 25 and 26, 2010. Look for events and happenings at one or several of our partner organizations. Explore a new nature center, go for a hike with the kids, or try your hand at canoeing for the first time!
2010 Partnership Opportunities are Available! Contact Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (414) 352-2880 for more information.