When I learned that there was an outdoor discovery center only a few miles from our house, I decided that attending their Outdoor Day was a must. Considering that EVERYTHING was free, I didn't see how we could go wrong. Jeremy was playing in a golf tournament and Jeff was riding bike so Janell and I loaded up our children and headed out.
It took us a while to figure out how the event was working and at first it looked like the day was going to be a dud. There were free t-shirts for adults and children so we went to that table first hoping to find someone "in charge" who could give us directions. At that point the children did not want shirts and we didn't find a knowledgeable person. So we headed into the lodge. There were exhibits from local outdoor venues including the zoo. When Aliza saw a hawk (she was positive it was a turkey buzzard) she wanted nothing to do with the building and we still didn't find anyone who knew what was going on.
The next obvious thing to do was fishing in the pond. The boy scouts were there to help. All the children wanted to fish. Thankfully Janell and I remembered how to cast and we were pretty much able to keep the children busy fishing.