Tuesday, June 30, 2009

media release- Back to School- Back to Nature, Aug 1

Media contact: Dolly Cummings
phone: 813-363-5438

2nd Annual Back to School- Back to Nature Event

Saturday, August 1, 2009
9am- noon
FREE but pre-registration is requested.

Easy online registration preferred, click the link at http://www.campbayou.org/ . If you don't have internet access, call Camp Bayou at 813-641-8545 to make your reservation. Be sure to leave your name, number attending, child's grade level and phone number. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

What happens on the morning of the event?

Sign in at the registration table. Kids can then start learning at one of our fun and educational stops on the 'Big Lawn'. After playing an eco-game, or learning to use a GPS or touching a toad, or any one of the many activities at the nature stations, kids receive a free school supply item. Items given out include pens, pencils, looseleaf paper, spiral notebooks, and other useful items. Raffle tickets will be drawn on the half hour for backpacks, Publix Supermarket gift cards and more throughout the morning. Don't worry about missing your raffle number- all winners will be displayed on the board in the registration area. You must, however, claim your prize before 2pm on the day of the event.

Organizations planning to attend include:
South Shore Regional Library
Ruskin Branch Library
Family Support & Resource Center
Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful
Hillsborough County Solid Waste
Florida Department of Forestry
Camp Bayou Nature Center
Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum
to name just a few...

Camp Bayou is a partnership between the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR674 at the end of 24th St SE in Ruskin. Visit us on the web at http://www.campbayou.org/ .

Pictured: Herb and Sharon Berman talk to visitors about the frog's life cycle at last year's Back to School- Back to Nature Event

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