Beat the Heat: Part 2
The heat of summer is a great time to get re-energized, plan for the fall or learn something new. In addition to taking hunter education, fishing or doing indoor archery shoots, there are lots of other great ways to get kids involved and excited about the outdoors. I have three more ideas for a blistery summer: First, why not take your kids and your neighbor’s kids to a natural history museum, if there is one available. Getting to see the evolution of wildlife and learning about them and their environment is a great education tool. If you don’t have access to a museum, then try your local state game and fish entity or university for a chance to visit one of their wildlife learning centers. Second: Start planning your fall hunting or fishing trips and include your kids in the planning. This will help them feel valued and get them excited for the next adventure. Giving them a chance to have their ideas and thoughts heard will give them confidence and the necessary foundation to plan their own trips as they get older. Third: Give your kids an opportunity to volunteer and mentor other kids. Finding youth archery or fishing programs that would love to have help would give your kids an opportunity to teach others and experience what it’s like to give back. This will not only build great character in your kids, but they will also have an opportunity to learn something new.