Friday, March 12, 2010

At Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

On Saturday, B took his Boy Scouts to the special (annual) event at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center in Jefferson County, just down the road a ways from our house. Kids and families could take part in all kinds of activities in the great outdoors for free. Here are a few things we did:

Petted a turkey----takes one to know one!

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Rode in a swamp buggy.

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Took hay rides.

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Shot black powder.

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Heard Beau Turner speak.

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Heard Tom Miranda (of TV fame) speak.

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Watched an amazing archery demonstration by Byron Ferguson.

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Fished.

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Admired some of the equipment.

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This little run-about was solar-powered. The barn has solar collectors, too.

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Here is the webpage for Beau Turner YCC. It is a really cool place.

http://btycc.org/default.aspx

At the bottom of the webpage is a link to Ecosense for Living: Children and Nature. It is a 27 minute film with interviews with Richard Louv (Last Child in the Woods).  It is most likely preaching to the choir, but worth the time.

2 comments:

Daniel said...

Sure looks like that swamp buggy has two kegs on the bottom...

wlh said...

Standard equipment.