September Education Options Expanded at Boating & Outdoor Recreation Festival

Sep 09, 2010, 07:10 ET from Michigan Boating Industries Association

LIVONIA, Mich., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School typically starts in September and all thoughts go back to reading, writing and arithmetic as children continue to learn the things required at each appropriate grade level.  But what some people might not know, there is another important type of learning that will be transpiring in September during a 5-day event held at Metro Beach Metropark.  The Boating and Outdoor Recreation Festival is an event designed to help people learn about the many outdoor recreation opportunities that are available locally and in the great state of Michigan.

Outdoor recreation, including boating offers special benefits equally important to traditional education.  Exercise, fresh air, family time and de-stressing are all benefits to recreating outdoors and having some fun.  "Medical statistics show that a simple walk in the park can lower blood pressure and stimulate brain activity and concentration, and industry statistics show that families that boat together are happier and have stronger family ties," said Festival Manager Van Snider.  "It is a shame this type of education is not mandated, as it surely benefits people via improved health and well-being,"

The Boating & Outdoor Recreation Festival is scheduled for September 22 -26.  Individuals and families are invited to come to this learning event to discover boating and other outdoor recreational options, as well as destinations, parks, marinas and facilities that are designed to enhance and facilitate outdoor recreation.  

This event takes place along the beautiful shoreline of Lake St. Clair and on the inspiring grounds of Metro Beach Metropark.  Boat show, live music, promotions, contests, pet adoption, art and much more make this event a must see for everyone.  Special attractions to be announced at  Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12 noon-8 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m.8 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.6 p.m.  Admission: Adults $9, Children 12 and under free with an adult.

SOURCE Michigan Boating Industries Association