Cape Nature Center Opt-Outside event provides Thanksgiving break escape for families

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – This Thanksgiving break, the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s Opt-Outside program gave families a chance to break away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy all that nature has to offer.  

Naturalist Cameron Johnston said events like Opt-Outside fit right into the Nature Center’s mission. 

“This event helps fit into our conservation program here at the Nature Center because we’re always looking for more ways for people to get outside and enjoy nature,” she said.

From archery to the Thanksgiving themed Trail of Gratitude to fishing and even Fall crafts, there were many activities for families to immerse themselves in. 

Harper Bruce, a blossoming archer, became familiar with shooting a bow and arrow. 

“I’ve always wanted to do it because it just seems fun and entertaining to watch, too, so it was definitely a really great time,” she said.

She even added something to her Christmas list.

“I actually asked my grandma for a bow-and-arrow for Christmas,” she said.

Harper’s sister, Averie, also got in on the archery fun.

“It was great that we got to shoot from a short distance, and I’m looking forward to shooting in the future,” she said. 

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