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Orange County
Shangri La Botanical Gardens
News Release
Monday, September 12, 2011

Shangri La Celebrates Take a Child Outside Week with Outdoor, Nature-Related Activities

ORANGE, Texas – In honor of Take a Child Outside Week, visitors will enjoy nature hikes, outdoor crafts, nature scavenger hunts and planting at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center from Saturday, September 24 through Friday, September 30. A list of daily activities can be picked up at the Shangri La Admissions Window. The full itinerary for this program is available online at

Environmental Educator Ellen Dacy reminds visitors, “The activities we’ve developed are easy, with directions and materials provided for attendees. All activities are geared toward getting outside and instilling a sense of wonder about the natural world.”

Take a Child Outside Week is a national annual event started as a way to get parents and children interacting together outside. This week of activities gives parents an opportunity to become more comfortable taking children outside and children will learn to develop a relationship with the natural world.

Located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, noon until 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Shangri La Education office at 409.670.0803.

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