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Nacogdoches Naturally announces spring and summer Family Outdoor Adventures schedule

January 12, 2012 - SFA Public Affairs
From left: Andrew Nicholas, Josh Nicholas, Robert Guerrero, Ben Nicholas and Christian Nicholas enjoy the annual Kid Fish at Lakeside Park.

Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2012 Family Fun Days planned through Nacogdoches Naturally, an outdoor education component of the Stephen F. Austin State University Gardens.

Kicking off the spring, SFA Nacogdoches Naturally will participate in Kid Fish from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Lakeside Park, 4800 Pearl St. The event is organized by The City of Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation Department. Other supporting facilitators include Coastal Conservation Association, Doug James Guide Service, Fish Lake Nac, General Mills, Nacogdoches Bass Club, Head Start, Suddenlink and SFA.

Drawings for prizes will be held throughout the day, and major fishing prizes for children 8 and younger and 9 to16 will be awarded at the end of the day. Nacogdoches Naturally will be demonstrating outdoor cooking as well as offering Junior Angler education through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Angler Education program. The city-wide event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Parks and Recreation event, contact Tracy Rucker at (936) 559-2960.

"We have numerous exciting outdoor weekend programs scheduled beginning in January and extending into July," said Kerry Lemon, project director of Nacogdoches Naturally. "These events offer opportunities for families to experience a variety of outdoor recreational activities. We encourage families to take advantage of our programming and the chance to visit some of the state parks and beautiful, natural areas in East Texas."

2012 Spring/Summer Calendar, Nacogdoches Naturally-Family Outdoor Adventures

All field trips will leave from the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center and caravan to the site unless otherwise noted. For further information or to register, contact Kerry Lemon at (936) 468-1832 or e-mail lemonkb@sfasu.edu.