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


“OETA is proud to partner with the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department to host Explore the Outdoors at such beautiful locations,” said OETA Executive Director Dan Schiedel. “We look forward to welcoming 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 16, at Roman Nose State Park in Watonga. Events follow April 23 at Sequoyah State Park in Hulbert, April 30 at Robbers Cave State Park in Wilburton and May 7 at Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore. All events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.


“For the third year, we’re excited to partner with OETA for the Explore the Outdoors event,” said Kris Marek, Oklahoma State Parks Director. “By working together we achieve our goal to educate families about our natural resources and encourage youth to get outside and discover the state parks and the benefits of being outdoors.”


Families may participate in activities and games, enjoy the music of the Sugar Free Allstars and participate in interactive storytelling with Al Bostick. The event is free for the entire family, including lunch, but registration is required. Registration information, a schedule of events and park directions are available at