Try canoeing, kayaking, and archery, and learn how to cast a fishing line at the City of Farmington Hills “Inside Out,” an event held at the Costick Center on Friday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
“Families who come to Inside Out can experience outdoor activities – indoors!” said Bryan Farmer, Deputy Director of Special Services. “They’ll learn all about what the City of Farmington Hills has to offer including park trails, programs, camps, and the Nature Center.”
The city urges families to attend and learn the importance of getting outdoors, even in winter. Studies show that children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend an average of 6.5 hours per day with electronic media. The resulting reduced exposure to sunlight can cause low vitamin D levels and increase the risk of disease.
Participants at “Inside Out” will enjoy a family picnic, go on an outside nature hike, play in tents, jump on a bouncer, and see Dan the Creature Man with his variety of animals and reptiles up close at a 7 p.m. show.
"Inside Out" is offered in partnership with the Farmington Area Optimist Club, Heavner’s Canoe Rental, Busch’s, and other local businesses. For more information or to register, go to www.fhgov.com, stop by the Costick Center or call 248-473-1800. The fee for dinner and all activities at “Inside Out” is $8 in advance (space is limited). Ages 3 and under are free.
To learn more about the impact that the outdoors has on you and your family, visit www.MiNCLi.org.
Source: City of Farmington Hills press release