Children’s Day Event Teaches Southern Maryland History and Culture Through an Interactive Outdoor-Learning Experience

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For Immediate Release

Playing colonial games at Childrens DayAccokeek, MD–According to the Maryland Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights proclaimed by Governor Martin O’Malley, all Maryland children “shall have the opportunity to… discover and connect with their natural world… play and learn outdoors… celebrate their culture and heritage.”

For more than 50 years, the Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park has been providing just this kind of outdoor-learning experience for children and people of all ages. The park serves the community as a natural landscape offering plenty of recreational activities managed by the Accokeek Foundation, with a variety of  public events that invite the community for a unique educational experience which combines history, nature, and place.

On Saturday, May 12, the popular annual Children’s Day event at Piscataway Park returns with family-oriented activities that connect people to nature, while highlighting the significance of the culture and heritage of Southern Maryland. Children of all ages will take on the role of young explorers, using a discovery map to guide them while they seek out discovery stations with clues about the history of the region, and participate in interactive games and demonstrations on the National Colonial Farm for a view of a child’s life on an ordinary 18th century Southern Maryland tobacco farm.

The event will include an open house style tour of the barnyard to meet the farm animals, interactive performances by the National Children’s Museum, storytelling by the Culture Kingdom Kids, and food vendors. Complete all of the activities to earn keepsake tokens and a prize!

General Event Details:

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Children’s Day in Piscataway Park
10 am – 4 pm
Admission is $10 for non-members; $5 for members; children 2 and under are free
One free adult admission per paying child

Contact: Anjela Barnes, Communications Manager

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