Acorn Adventure: Lost! How to Prevent it for Families

Saturday October 26

10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

Heading into a national park or other semi-wilderness areas can be an exciting family event creating memories that last a lifetime. But each time we hit the trail, there's a chance we could get lost, injured or suddenly ill, and assistance could be hours away. Even the most experienced outdoors people can be caught by the unexpected!

During our outing with naturalist Wanda DeWaard, we'll explore how to "lost proof" ourselves with simple planning and techniques to stay safe until found. Topics will include shelter ideas, water sources, water purification, fire building and how to create a basic survival kit.

Activity Level: Easy. Expect to walk on uneven surfaces with trip hazards such as exposed roots and rocks. 
Mileage Anticipated for this Event: 1.5 miles maximum
What to Bring: In addition to plenty of water and food for your comfort, wear sturdy walking shoes. We recommend that you bring something to take notes with, dress in layers, and bring along a backpack and rain gear. A personal first-aid kit and hiking sticks may be helpful as well.



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