Take a Child Outside Week
by Jessie Ammons
Heading outside for a breath of fresh air is rarely a bad idea. Taking a young person along with you: even better. This month, you can join the national movement to explore nature with kids during Take a Child Outside Week Sept. 24 – 30. The program, called TACO, motivates local museums and other organizations to create outdoor adventures that appeal to kids. Among the options in Raleigh are a family fishing night at Lake Johnson Sept. 25; a Terrific Turtles song and game session with live creatures for preschoolers Sept. 26 – 28; a family campout at Durant Nature Preserve Sept. 29; and a track and scat identifying class at Lake Wheeler Sept. 30 (that’s sure to be a 7-to-12-year-old crowd favorite). Happy playing!