This summer, in over sixty Bass Pro Shop around the United States, families will be able to engage in workshops that are both entertaining and educational. According to a blog post for The Patriot News, the workshops will include a variety of hands-on activities for kids on topics ranging from water safety to bird watching. The workshops are each roughly twenty minutes and continue through the thirteenth of July.
Identification is a theme amongst the workshops. Bird watching is offered, where families will not only learn to identify birds by their beaks, but how to build a feeder as well. A course of fishing will teach children how to identify major fish families, as well as provide instructions on what certain fish prefer to eat. In the backyard adventure instructional period, a variety of creatures will be identified—reptiles, amphibians, bugs and honeybees. In addition to this, clouds will be identified, as to help families anticipate chances for unpleasant weather. In the camping course, animal tracks will be identified alongside instructions on lightening safety.
Safety is also a concern, with several courses provided to help insure wellbeing throughout various summer activities. A class on kayaking really serves more as a basic course, providing a history of kayaks and how to safely operate the vessel—from uses to paddles. This can be expanded upon via a water safety instructional period, which teaches guidelines on how to play safe and how to fit and wear the perfectly sized life jacket. A general travel safety course is provided as well, where topics discussed include safe use of rest stops, avoiding illness, fun family songs to pass the time and car-friendly snacks.
Finally, hands-on activities are provided as well. Two courses provide interactive activities—archery and shooting and hunting courses. In archery, families will learn proper stance and the correct finger grip required to shoot a bow. For shooting and hunting, families will practice clay targets shooting in addition to learning the basics—wood scents, hunting seasons and safety tips for employing tree stands.