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Promote Play. Support the Nature Play Space. Earn PAUs.


What: The Nature Play Space
When: August 25-September 4
Where: Maryland State Fair Grounds
How: Sign up to volunteer here

There is a recognized need for children to play, and for them to play in connection with the natural world.  A Nature Play Space at the Maryland State Fair serves to provide a visceral natural play experience with practical application for the families that visit the fair.  By utilizing locally available natural planting and landscaping materials, recycled materials for loose parts play and other untraditional toys, the parents are provided with inspiration to implement more routine play opportunities for their children at home. 

By volunteering, you help children experience play and learn more about the power of play and how it can be implemented.

If you know someone who would be interested in volunteering their time or could benefit from earning a Professional Activity Unit (PAU), tell them about this awesome opportunity. They can read about volunteering here and sign up directly here

Maryland EXCELS is thrilled to be a sponsor of the Nature Play Space. We hope that through this hands-on experience parents, families and children of all ages will have the opportunity to experience a play opportunity that will inspire their creativity. 

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