FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER - 216-635-3274
Getting kids outside can be an uphill battle. In addition to
being useful, outdoor skills can be relaxing and fun for
Kids can learn outdoor recreational skills like fishing, enjoy
adventure activities and more at the free, annual Cleveland
Metroparks �Outdoor Odyssey� event on Saturday, October 13 from
noon to 4 p.m. along the Ohio & Erie Canal in Ohio & Erie
Canal Reservation in Cuyahoga Heights.
�Outdoor Odyssey� is an event focused on getting kids outside,
exploring and most importantly getting active. The event has a
number of stations with activities for kids to get their hands
dirty doing things like nature exploration, learning outdoor safety
and leisurely activities like golf putting and chipping, and even
changing flat tires on a bike
Children can enjoy the popular recreational activity of �sport
fishing� and fishing skills, too.
When kids arrive, they pick up a �passport� to begin their
odyssey and discoveries. As children complete a station, they
receive a stamp on their passport. When they complete at
least five of the stations, they can redeem their passport for a
A variety of nature and environmental organizations will also be
on hand with activities and displays. Kids can meet live
animals from Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, too!
Youth Outdoors, a division of Cleveland Metroparks, hosts the
�Outdoor Odyssey� event annually. Youth Outdoors is a
partnership between Cleveland Metroparks, 4-H, the City of
Cleveland, and The Ohio State University Extension. It makes
a difference in the lives of urban youth, ages 8 to 18, in outdoor
recreation and environmental education programs - by experiencing
nature, developing outdoor recreation skills, gaining a life-long
appreciation and understanding of natural resources, and learning
valuable life skills in achieving goals.
The entrance to Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation is located on
Whittlesey Way, off E. 49Street, between Grant Avenue and Canal
Road in Cuyahoga Hts. - just off the I-77/Grant Ave. exit.
Follow the signs behind CanalWay Center to get to the event site
along the Ohio & Erie Canal.
For more information, call 216-206-1000 or visit
Kids can get down and dirty with nature at the �Outdoor Odyssey�
event in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,