Watertown, NY – WPBS-TV is excited to announce a series of Family Days coming in June to celebrate literacy and the great outdoors, inspired by the newest local WPBS-TV local production, Park It! Explore the Outdoors. Each Family Day will feature a regional preview of Park It! Explore the Outdoors, a “Nature Cat” episode, photo opportunity with PBS KIDS Character, “Nature Cat,” explorative, hands-on outdoor activities unique to each park, and more.

Each registered family will receive a free children’s book and foldable Nature Cat binoculars. Families can also expect thematic programming throughout the entire summer on WPBS-TV. Space is limited. Register at wpbstv.org/parkit.

Family Days will occur at the following locations:

Saturday, 6/22: Murphy’s Point Provincial Park – Ontario, CA 1-3pm

Sunday, 6/23: Nicandri Nature Center – Massena, NY 1-3pm

Saturday, 6/29: North Country Welcome Center – Alexandria Bay, NY 1-3pm

Sunday, 6/30: Boondocks Restaurant – Lyons Falls, NY 1-3pm*
            *Parking will be available on the Lyons Falls side of the building

Premiering Monday, June 24 at 9PM, Park It! Explore the Outdoors is a 60-minute, high definition feature of ten parks; eight parks in the tri-county region are explored, along with two provincial parks in Canada, and six waterfalls in Lewis County. The program repeats June 29 at 5pm and June 30 at 12pm.

Family Day events are free of charge and will provide free entry into each location. For a complete listing of parks and waterfalls, as well as more information on Family Day events, thematic programming, event registration, and more, visit wpbstv.org/parkit.

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario.  WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.  More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.

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