Despite the chilly weather, visitors both young and old came together as the Coopers Rock Foundation hosted the ‘Celebration of the Outdoors’ event.
“So the Coopers Rock Foundation has been together for close to almost 30 years now and our role is to advocate for the forest, so we kind of showcase the recreational opportunities that you have here that’s the celebration of the outdoors activities that we have going on today that is exactly that. To show people all the different ways that you can have fun enjoy the forest.” said Jessica Harmening, vice president of Coopers Rock.
The event hosted a long list of activities like Tie Dying, Drone Activities and Bird Box building…to give guests a better knowledge of how to door more outside.
“Well I’ve been doing it all my life, my grandfather brought me up to do Bird Box building when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade and we did blue bird box and our farm I brought my kids up working in the Woodshop since they were young and so woodworking has been a history within our family.” said Rob Baily, Master Naturalist with DNR.
“It’s super important to get kids out and give them connections to Nature. There’s a lot of research that shows that kids are spending time outside they’re happier and they do better. We won kids and people in our area to see the value of Coopers Rock so that they grew up wanting to protect this place and teach their children how important it is.” said Harmening.