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Explore the Outdoors - 2017
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Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) hosts its annual Explore the Outdoors events this spring at Oklahoma State Parks. This free family event is held in conjunction with the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department.

“I always look forward to this time of year,” said OETA Interim Executive Director, Mark Norman. “OETA anticipates engaging families from across the state at these events and hope they enjoy exploring the outdoors at our state parks.”

The first event is Saturday, April 22, at Roman Nose State Park in Watonga. Events follow April 29 at Sequoyah State Park in Hulbert, May 6 at Robbers Cave State Park in Wilburton and May 13 at Lake Texoma near Kingston. All events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

“Educating children outside of the classroom is what’s great about Explore the Outdoors,” said Curtis Calvin, VP of Education at OETA. “Our Ready to Learn teachers lead students in STEM lessons centered around outdoor exploration. This gives kids the opportunity to directly engage with their surroundings through education.”

Families may participate in activities and games, enjoy live music by Chasing James Band and Sugar Free All Stars and interactive storytelling with Al Bostick. The event is FREE for the entire family, including lunch, but registration is required. Each event is held completely outside; we encourage families to bring snacks, water, lawn chairs, bug spray, sunscreen and wear closed-toe shoes.

  • ​Roman Nose State Park (Springs Area), April 22 - Click to Register

  • Sequoyah State Park (Lodge Tennis Courts), April 29 - Click to Register
    UPDATE: Cancelled Due to Weather

  • Robber's Cave State Park (Location TBD), May 6 - Click to Register

  • Lake Texoma State Park (Joe's Campground Pavillion), May 13 - Click to Register

All events are from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Please check back here for more details as the event date approaches.

Click here to download the event flier.