Spring is in the air on the Palouse and the AmeriCorps members who serve at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) want to help you kick off the season with a bang! This year PCEI will be hosting two events for the statewide Idaho@Play program, right here in Moscow. Idaho@Play is an initiative that brings AmeriCorps members and community volunteers together to promote play as a way to combat childhood obesity.
To kick-off Idaho@Play week, we are presenting the Idaho premiere of the documentary, “Project Wild Thing.” The movie revolves around filmmaker David Bond’s struggle to get his children to turn off the TV and go play outside. He decides to become the self-proclaimed Marketing Director for Nature and discover why children don’t go outside anymore. To learn how we all, (kids and adults!), can reconnect with nature please join us on Tuesday, May 6th at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7:00pm. Admission is FREE to the public- donations welcomed! Intrigued? To view the trailer please visit: https://projectwildthing.com
The second FREE event will take place at the PCEI Nature Center on Saturday, May 10th, from 12pm – 5pm. This day will be all about getting outside and enjoying the day. The event will feature tons of fun activities throughout the day such as ultimate Frisbee, a disc golf course and workshop, family-friendly yoga, soccer, face-painting, fun runs, scavenger hunt, biking, hacky sack, organic snacks, and more! Stop by the farmer’s market, grab a lunch, and bring a blanket and your picnic to the Nature Center for a day of fun. The evening will come to a close with music by Simba and Friends. You can find the complete schedule and information on how you can get involved with the Day of Play below.
For More information regarding “Project Wild Thing”, contact Katie Peterson, Lead Environmental Educator. For more information regarding the Day of Play at the PCEI Nature Center or to volunteer, contact Ryan Lazo, AmeriCorps Member or click here to fill out a volunteer form.
Day of Play – Event Schedule
Saturday, May 10th – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ultimate Frisbee opens
Scavenger Hunts available
Bike Pump Track opens
Face Paint Stand opens
Soccer Station opens
Disc Golf Course opens and Disc Golf Demos begin
Yoga Session 1
Fun Run 1 begins – Start location TBD
Yoga Session 2 begins
FREE Snack Stand opens up
Yoga Session 3
Music Begins – Join Simba & Friends for some music that is sure to get you moving!
Fun Run 2 begins – Start location TBD
Yoga Session 4
Event winds down and cleanup begins