(KNSI) – Clear Lake is hosting the 9th Annual Get Youth Outdoors Day – Minnesota on Sunday.
The free event is aimed at boys and girls ages 9-17 and their families to learn more about how to have fun outdoors. The event will take place at the Wild Marsh Sporting Clays Shooting Facility, 13481 County Road 3 Southeast, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Locally trained volunteers will teach gun safety and give children a hands-on introduction to trap shooting, rifle shooting (.22 caliber) and archery. The day also includes conservation education and other outdoor learning opportunities.
Volunteers will provide all necessary supplies, including eye and hearing protection, firearms and ammunition. A free picnic will also be offered. Families are encouraged pre-register, but they can go up on Sunday.
Organizers say preserving our outdoor heritage for tomorrow starts with getting children out today. Officials say research suggests that outdoor activities such as hunting create participatory pathways for children to experience nature and help spark a lifelong interest in environmental conservation.
The Clear Lake event is part of a series of free community youth outreach activities organized as part of America’s flagship conservation program, Work Boots on the Ground. It is supported by the United States’ national conservation partners, Plano Synergy, Provost Umphrey Law Firm, Thorogood, Humana, and Carhartt.
The free event is sponsored by the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Work Boots on the Ground conservation program and hosted by Roofers International, Roofers Local 96, BAC Local 1, Central MN BCTC and other local union groups.
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