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Get Outside, Get Healthy! – Bringing Together Wellness and Outdoor Fun

Get Outside, Get Healthy! is a free program that encourages people of all ages to discover the health benefits of spending time in nature. Participants can connect with nature through a full schedule of diverse outdoor opportunities offered through a passport booklet.Get Outside, Get Healthy! activities running from May 20 through July 30 include guided hikes, nature study, camping, golf, bird watching, river study, paddling trips, fun runs, yoga, archaeology and more. Bring your Get Outside, Get Healthy! passport with you to all the self-guided and guided activities and have it validated so you can earn points to qualify for the grand prize! This year’s grand prize is a FABULOUS gift basket overflowing with valuable gifts to enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors.

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 Discover the health benefits of connecting with nature at the Get Outside, Get Healthy!

Kick-off Celebration Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:00- 3:00 pm

Hononegah Forest Preserve #80 Hononegah Road, Rockton, IL 61072

At the Get Outside, Get Healthy! Kick-off event you’ll learn about the physical and mental health benefits of various outdoor activities. This afternoon of games, exhibits, crafts, demonstrations and campfire treats will whet your appetite for all the nature adventures offered in the Get Outside, Get Healthy! passport booklet. Enjoy exhibits, information, demonstrations on Hiking, Paddling, Golf, Nature Study, Yoga, Hiking, Tai Chi, Bird Watching, Fishing and more! Get Outside, Get Healthy! schedule of activities

Beginning May 20th passports can also be picked up at these locations:

FPWC Headquarters, 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, 61103

Severson Dells Nature Center, 8786 Montague Road, Rockford, 61102

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S Main St, Rockford, 61102

Sand Bluff Bird Observatory, 5209 Haas Rd, Shirland, 61107

Macktown Living History Education Center, 2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, 61072

Click here to see the click here to see Get Outside, Get Healthy! schedule . Complete details for each event are in the Get Outside, Get Healthy! passport. Please note that some activities require pre-registration! All activities are FREE!

Get your passport stamped, collect points, and qualify for the grand prize!

Bring your passport with you to all the self-guided and scheduled activities and have it validated so you can earn points to qualify for a grand prize! You’ll earn 4 points for each scheduled activity if you get your passport stamped by the activity leader.  Self-guided activities are worth 2 points if you complete the validating information on the passport page.

Passports documenting 20 points or more qualify for the grand prize! This year’s grand prize is a FABULOUS gift basket overflowing with valuable gifts to enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors including:

  • one-year Severson Dells Nature Center family membership
  • one-year Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden family membership
  • certificate for a guided paddle trip with Rocktown Adventures, outdoor retailer and adventure club
  • gift certificate for Macktown, Atwood Homestead or The Ledges Golf Course
  • birding cap from Sand Bluff Observatory
  • award-winning nature guide books
  • FPWC backpacks
  • many more items to enhance you nature explorations!

Get Outside, Get Healthy! is a free community program presented by  Forest Preserves of Winnebago County and generously supported by   Circle of Wellness, Mid City Office Products, Rocktown Adventures, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter, Severson Dells Nature Center, and Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden.

Get Outside, Get Healthy! is Made Possible by the Generous Support of These Sponsors

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Passports documenting 20 points or more qualify for the grand prize! Turn in your stamped passports at Forest Preserves of Winnebago County the week of August 1st to be in the drawing for the grand prize. Winner will be randomly selected on Friday, August 4th.