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Friday, June 12, 2020

Summer Passport Program Promotes Backyard Fun

Posted By on Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 3:22 PM

click to enlarge COURTESY OF COME ALIVE OUTSIDE
  • Courtesy of Come Alive Outside
Come Alive Outside, a Rutland-based nonprofit organization that aims to help people lead healthier lives, is expanding its Summer Passport Program to all Vermonters.

For the past three years, thousands of Rutland and Addison County students have visited local parks and attractions over summer break, filling out a passport along the way to track their activities.

Due to safety concerns related to COVID-19, Come Alive Outside redesigned the program this summer so that kids can complete the challenge in their own backyards. Activities include hunting for bugs, sprouting sweet potatoes and making a mini-composter from soda bottles. Kids are asked to initial each activity page upon completing it. When they're done, they can send in their passports for a chance to win prizes. The deadline to enter in September 18. Find more information here.

For more summer challenges that encourage exploration and fun, check out Vermont State Parks' 2020 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge, Vermont Historical Society's "Vermont History Outside" page, and this list of summer civics activities compiled by Kids Vermont.
 

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