URI Outreach Center to host winter retreat for families at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Jan. 10

KINGSTON, R.I. – December 22, 2014 – The Outreach Center at the University of Rhode Island will host its first winter retreat on January 10 for families to connect with nature in the warm, tropical environment of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center.

The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon, will feature a family scavenger hunt, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Botanical Center for the adults, a Hawaiian dance party for kids, and a workshop for children where they will create small terrariums to take home. A morning snack is included.

“It’s the perfect time of year for families to have a mini-retreat and visit the tropics without leaving Rhode Island,” said Amy Cabaniss, URI outreach educator who is coordinating the event with colleague Sejal Lanterman. “We’ll have family activities as well as opportunities for kids and adults to participate in separate activities. It will be a great time in a beautiful environment that everyone can enjoy.”

For more information and event fees, visit URI Outreach Center, call 401-874-2900 or email outreach@uri.edu.

The URI Outreach Center offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year intended to help people draw connections between environmental quality and their own quality of life.