For families who are looking to continue outdoor adventures as the weather gets colder, the Michigan Youth Fall-A-Thon might be just the thing.
The contest is sponsored by Michigan 4-H, Michigan State University Extension, Huron Pines AmeriCorps, and Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Participants will learn about outdoor recreation, conservation, fisheries, and wildlife.
Teams complete missions and share progress using GooseChase, a scavenger hunt app. The missions can be completed between November 6th and November 11th. Participation can be from anywhere. Just a smartphone or tablet with a camera is needed.
Participation is totally free and self-paced. Prizes will be awarded throughout the contest, with a grand prize awarded at the end. The Fall-A-Thon is geared toward families with children aged 5 to 19 years old, but teenagers can participate on their own if they wish. Registration is open now with details at https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=63C316F86F823612FD52C6CFF760D5A55A8AA30D2F05C7C4B6794AD71B0126E2
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland