Date: June 30, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Unleash your kids’ adventurous spirit with an Outdoor Skills Challenge Day where they’ll learn kayaking, archery, Dutch oven cooking and more from Missouri conservationists.

Why should you encourage your kids to get outside? Nature provides many lifelong benefits across physical health, mental health and academic competency, according to a report by the Nature Conservancy. It shows a healthy exposure to vitamin D promotes bone health and helps minimize issues related to diabetes and heart disease. While introducing different natural environments can help kids think beyond their immediate surroundings, it can also help build well-rounded perspectives. Nature-based learning and education has been shown to improve a child’s academic performance and critical thinking – and it’s fun.

This free event is open to teenagers, 16 to 18 years old, and will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. on  Thursday, June 30 at the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Road, Blue Springs, MO.

Registration is required at Missouri Department of Conservation.

Location: Burr Oak Woods Nature Center