Tuesday 4-H Outdoors Skills program begins again

All families with youth from kindergarten through 12th grade who want to learn and share about the great outdoors, are encouraged to join the fun with the Juneau 4-H Outdoor Skills Family Club.

The group meets Tuesdays, which is a change this year, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Gruening Park Recreation Center. Organized activities include geocaching, which incorporates GPS navigation skills, basic outdoor skill instruction, looking for animal signs and more — all of it outside.

All experience levels are welcome, and families are wholeheartedly encouraged to attend. Even older youth are encouraged to join the group to become leaders or mentors for younger participants.

The next event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5 and is titled “Geocaching.” Teams will work together to learn and explore the basics of GPS navigation while completing a family-friendly scavenger hunt. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, basic outdoor skills will be taught, including fire-building and cooking in camp, complete with hot cocoa by a fire.

For more information or to register, contact Darren Snyder by phone, 796-6281, or by email at dgsnyder@alaska.edu. Or contact Tennie Bentz, by phone 465-4292, or by email tennie.bentz@alaska.gov.

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