L.L. Bean is bringing the Bootmobile, a 13-foot tall Bean Boot, to Navy Pier this weekend as part of their Outdoor Discovery Tour, which tries to encourage families to spend more time outdoors and give them an opportunity to try a new activity. L.L. Bean and the National Park Foundation conducted a survey and found that 60% of parents said their children spend less than an hour a day outside. The Outdoor Discovery Tour is hoping to remind families about the lifelong benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.
When: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Where: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago
Visitors to the Bootmobile at Navy Pier will have the opportunity to:
- Learn More About Local Outdoor Resources – L.L.Bean will offer outdoor activity books for kids and provide information about local outdoor resources and activities in the Chicago area. Local residents are invited to share their outdoor tips and suggestions by posting to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram using #OutdoorDiscovery.
- Win Great Gear – L.L.Bean will offer giveaways (while supplies last) and a chance to win a hiking, camping or beach gear prize package.
- Find Out How to Discover Outdoor Resources on Your Own – L.L.Bean’s ParkFinder tool and app, powered by Oh, Ranger! allows you to search thousands of national, state and local parks and public lands for outdoor activities including biking, birding, climbing, hiking, fishing, picnicking and much more.