March break is here and while we are not 100% into the paddling season it’s still feeling an awful lot like spring out there. While it’s easy to get caught up and distracted in a world full of tablets, Netflix and video games. It’s important to take time out of our schedule and share our knowledge, and passion with a new generation. Someone put a paddle in our hand. Someone took us for our first hike. Someone put a worm on our hook for the first time. Helped us make s’mores. Showed us deer or moose tracks in the mud and helped us trudge through the woods in search of the beast. The list goes on. Someone planted the seed and watched it grow. So let’s pass it on. If the opportunity is available to you be that parent, uncle, aunt, crazy friend, who opens a door into the great outside for a child this march break, go for it! Who knows, maybe one day they’ll be doing the same for their kids and reminiscing about the crazy relative/family friend who got them involved and put them on the path/lake to life loving the outdoors.
“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.” – Thomas Berry
Have a great week folks!