Kids enjoy the outdoors at the 'Sharing Nature with Children' event

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Kids had the opportunity to get outside with the ‘Sharing Nature with Children’ event in Lakenenland on Friday evening.

This is the second year for the event, which is put together by the Great Start Collaborative for Marquette and Alger counties.

Kids enjoyed a bonfire and a variety of creative games, which included searching for colored rocks and fort building in the woods.

Every family received a book called ‘Sharing Nature’ and all the activities they played tonight are detailed in this book.

Angela Johnson is the Great Start Collaborative Director for Marquette and Alger counties.

She loves seeing all of the families getting outside and enjoying nature.

“The whole point is to share nature with children; the research is out that there are a lot of benefits that children receive from free play in nature and especially with the increase in screen time we're seeing children spending,” said Johnson. “It's just really important to encourage families to get outside and play.”

The event was free for anyone to attend.

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