Thursday, February 17, 2011

Celebrate Arbor Day at the Outdoor Activity Center - Saturday, February 19, 2011

Did you know that Arbor Day is a day set aside for schools, civic clubs, and other organizations, as well as individuals, to reflect on the importance of trees in our state and across our nation? 
In 1941, the Georgia General Assembly set the third Friday in February as the day of our state Arbor Day. Arbor Day gives everyone an opportunity to learn about trees and the environmental, social, economic and health benefits they provide to communities.

On Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 1pm –3pm, the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance will introduce kids ages 5-10 to the incredible trees in the 26-acre urban forest at the Outdoor Activity Center. Included in the day’s activities are a brief hike of the OAC forest and educational/hands-on activities about the benefits and importance of trees.  A light snack and water will be provided. Don’t miss out on the fun!

This program is free of charge, but space is limited, so registration is required.  To register your child or to inquire about the program, please send an e-mail to or call 404-752-5385.
The Outdoor Activity Center is located at 1442 Richland Rd. S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.