Leslie Science and Nature Center hosts their 5th annual Great American Backyard Campout, June 22

06-17-2013 // Jordan Lubetkin

FamilyFun Magazine

The Leslie Science and Nature Center (LSNC) will host their 5th community campout in Ann Arbor, MI on June 22nd. They will join thousands of families across the nation gathering in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities, and parks to enjoy a night of camping for the 9th Annual Great American Backyard Campout by the National Wildlife Federation.

The LSNC community campout will include campfires, an interactive bat program with the organization for Bat Conservation, nature walks and so much more.

“Moving into our 5th Great American Backyard Campout, LSNC is excited to welcome members of the community to our site! This is a wonderful chance for children and adults to come together and spend quality time in their own environment,” explains Katelynn McDonald with the Leslie Science and Nature Center. “Time spent in the outdoors is a great way to unwind and disconnect from our busy society. We are looking forward to offering quality programs, food and camping at this fun-filled event.”

The Great American Backyard Campout, now in its 9th year, is part of NWF’s Be Out There movement and is organized by National Wildlife Federation to encourage people to get outside and connect with the natural world. It is designed to teach kids about the wonders of nature and inspire their interest in spending more time outside. As today’s indoor childhood becomes more of a reality, GABC plays a key role in NWF’s three year goal of getting 10 million more kids outdoors on a more regular basis.

The National Wildlife Federation provides everything you need to head out into the great outdoors. The Campout website has packing lists, recipes, nocturnal wildlife guides, exploration activities, nature games, fundraising prizes, directory of Campouts by state to search for large groups to join, and more. For more information, to register, and to find a public event in your area, please go to: www.backyardcampout.org.

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