On Sunday September 19 from noon-4pm there is a FREE Omaha actrivity going on at the Papio-Missouri River NRD's NAtional Resource Center at Wehrspann Lake (154th and GIles Rd). It is the World O! Water, Water festival for Kids and adults. There will be demonstrations, Canoeing, Kid's Science Experiments, Water Education, Entertainment, and Games. See their website here: http://www.worldowater.com/.
Did you know that Yellowstone was the World's first National Park when it opened in 1872? And now there are 392 National Parks in the United States? Can I tell you on a personal level that I LOVE the National Parks. I grew up in Utah where National Parks are a plenty, and they are certainly areas or inspiration and wonder! I cannot wait to take my kids to more and more National Parks!
Of course, these parks require care and support to continue flourishing. But, years of underfunding and environmental problems are threatening our National Park system. So, Nature Valley has teamed up with Patricia Shultz, author of “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” to support the parks through The National Parks Project.
And guess what? It is easy to get involved! Just purchase a box of specially marked Nature Valley Bars and mail in your wrappers to the address below:
National Parks Project
PO Box 450328
El Paso, TX 88545-0328
Nature Valley will recycle the wrappers AND they will contribute $0.10 to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for every wrapper received (up to $600,000 in total). Wow! That can really make a Difference! Please go read more about this project at PreservetheParks.com today!
A couple of things about this package. First, I LOVE this book and have hardly put it down since I got it. Great recommendations of places to see-separated by State-I have been reading about all the states we might move to in 2 years!! Second, my 4-year-old is a particularly eater (he claims to only like bread and meat) and will not touch granola-he has this morning eaten half the box of Nature Valley Oats 'n Honey Granola Bars. I had to wrestle the rest of the box away to I could eat them (I LOVE them).
NOW about this Giveaway: Nature Valley and MyBlogSpark are going to give one of my lucky readers a package just like mine! And here is how you can enter (PLEASE make sure to leave an email address in each comment so I can reach you should you win):
MANDATORY ENTRY: Just leave a comment letting me know which National Park you would most like to visit with your family and why?
Once you have done that, you can get up to 4 extra entries by doing the following things (Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, and leave me your email address in each comment so I know how to contact you should you win):
1. Become a Google Friend follower of my blog (You can do this over on the right side of the blog where the followers box is). If you are already a follower, just let me know that in your comment.
2. Subscribe to my blog via Email or an RSS feed/reader. (Yes-you can use this entry if you are already an email or RSS subscriber- just let me know how you subscribe to my blog).
3. Refer a friend to this blog and leave a comment after they become a follower or subscribe.
4. Become a Facebook fan of the blog here.
5. Tell me how you found this giveaway/blog.
This giveaway is for USA and Canada residents only.
Be sure to leave a comment for each entry with your email address. The winner will be chosen using Random.org on Monday September 20, 2010 at at about 11:59 PM Central Time.
***Please note that I was sent the above mentioned package from Nature Valley through MyBlogSpark along with information about this Project, but any opinions expressed are my own.***