MONROE CO., N.Y. — Monroe County 4-H is offering youth and their families the opportunity to get outdoors and explore the Monroe County Parks with the Landmark Scavenger Hunt! If you have been searching for a fun, free, fall activity then look no further. Visit at least four of the Monroe County Parks, fill out the passport (located here: http://monroe.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development/4-h-scavenger-hunt-monroe-county-parks), and return it to the 4-H office by Tuesday, November 10th to receive a Park Ranger Award, and a ticket into the grand prize drawing that has been generously donated by Runnings of Brockport.
After visiting a park and locating the landmark, youth are encouraged to fill out their passport. After filling out the passport for four different parks, any additional parks can be recorded on the back page of the passport. Passports should be submitted to the Monroe County Cornell Cooperative Extension Office (2449 St. Paul Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14617), or emailed to Destiny Draggett: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit the Passport by November 10th to receive the Park Rangers Award and an entry in the grand prize drawing.
Park Ranger Awards for this activity will be given through the Monroe County 4-H Youth Development Program. Youth that visit four parks will receive this award as well as an entry into the grand prize drawing, donated by Runnings of Brockport.
With many youth, and adults, spending the majority of their days in front of screens it is important to take time to step away. The Monroe County Parks: Landmark Scavenger Hunt is a way to do exactly that. Along with getting outdoors, youth and their families can also experience Monroe County and all the beauty that the parks have to offer!
4-H Program Leader, Susan Coyle, shared, “We are thrilled to offer this activity to all families in Monroe County. During this time that many people are connected to computers more than ever, it is important to take time to enjoy nature. The Monroe County Parks system has a wide array of landmarks to enjoy and learn about. This ties in perfectly with the 4-H Pillar of Healthy Living, encouraging families to stay distanced while being physically active and learning more about the world around them.”
The Monroe County 4-H Program is offered through Cornell Cooperative Extension to the youth of Monroe County. 4-H is a worldwide youth development program open to all youth aged 5 to 19, who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. In return, youth who participate in 4-H find a supportive environment and opportunities for hands-on or “experiential” learning about things that interest them.
Learn more at http://monroe.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development
–CCE Monroe County