The 2012 Get to Know Contest will be available, for the first time, to all American youth (19 and under) when it launches on April 7th. To accompany the launch of the Contest, launch events have been planned for select major cities across the country.
Here is a complete list of upcoming contest events in the USA:
|April 14||Houston Contest Launch and Earth Day Houston||Discovery Green Park (Houston, Texas)|
|April 20||Pittsburgh Contest Launch and Party for the Planet||Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium|
|April 21||Atlanta Contest Launch Event||Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta, Georgia)|
|May 9||Los Angeles Contest Launch Event and Hike for Health||Griffith Park (Los Angeles, California)|
|May 11||Rogue Valley Bird Day and the Oregon Contest Launch||North Mountain Park (Ashland, Oregon)|
|Today||Gainesville Contest Launch Event||Santa Fe Teaching Zoo (Gainesville, Florida)|
|Today||Prince George Parks Contest Launch Event||Prince George Parks (Greenbelt, Maryland)|
|May 29||Washington D.C. Contest Launch Event||Pepco Edison Place Gallery (Washington, District Of Columbia)|
|June 8||Long Beach Contest Launch Event||Algalita Marine Research Institute (Long Beach, California)|
|June 8||Denver Contest Launch Event and National Get Outdoors Colorado||Denver City Park|
|June 22||East Bay Regional Park District Contest Launch Event||Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area (Fremont, California)|
Contest Launch Events are organized with the coordination of our amazing national partners, the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Wildlife Habitat Council, National Wildlife Federation, National Recreation and Park Association, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Wildlife Forever, and Outdoor Afro.
Youth who attend the events will be treated to an opportunity to start on their Contest entry and learn about our partners programs through an exciting and educational scavenger. Youth will be able to visit all of the partner stations, learning about their specific programs that they can take advantage of and will have their Get to Know Passport stamped. When they visit all of the Contest partners' stations, they can submit their Get to Know Passport to win additional prizes!
Interested in learning more about our American partners and their programs available to youth in the US? Visit Step 1: Get Outdoors for a description and link to each of these fantastic partners.