With this new approach to Facebook pages, people are discovering great nature experiences nearby. They often tell us they didn’t know about a place or event that was within a few miles of their home.
Eugene, OR (PRWEB) June 14, 2011
With an average screen time of 8.5 hours per day many people find themselves wanting a dose of nature.(1) To help provide a solution, NatureFind is announcing the launch of its Facebook Local Pages.
These local Facebook pages help people discover nature nearby by learning about great places and events. Each page includes local maps, descriptions, schedules, photos, directions, posts and other useful information.
Places – over 10,000 carefully selected nature places such as nature centers, parks, zoos, botanical gardens, wildlife areas, preserves and more;
Events - more than 250,000 events a year throughout the country including something for everyone, from hikes to canoe lessons to garden tours and ranger talks.
“With this new approach to Facebook pages, people are discovering great nature experiences nearby” said Wayne Parker, founder of NatureFind. “They often tell us they didn’t know about a place or event that was within a few miles of their home.”
“And since these pages are local, visitors can post and discuss outings, share photos, invite others, and search NatureFind’s national database of places and events.” said Mr. Parker. “The first 40 local pages have launched and new ones are being added every week based on feedback from viewers. We’re excited to provide a free service that unites nature enthusiasts with the places that offer these great experiences.”
About NatureFind – headquartered in Oregon with staff across the country, NatureFind offers the leading database of nature events in the United States—it is updated daily and all content is reviewed by an editor to maintain accuracy. Founded in 2007, NatureFind offers this information on its own web site (http://www.naturefind.com) and Facebook pages, and through a network of partners. Other organizations that use NatureFind data include the National Wildlife Federation (http://www.nwf.org/naturefind), The Ad Council/US Forest Service (http://www.discovertheforest.org), The North Face (http://www.planetexplore.com) and there is also a free iPhone app sponsored by Nature Valley.
(1) The 8.5 hours per day of screen time is from the "Video Consumer Mapping" study, conducted by Ball State University's Center for Media Design (CMD) and Sequent Partners.
(2) Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.