101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up

101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up

by Stacy Tornio, Jack Tornio

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Overview

Be an adventurous kid! Conquer a rock wall, go ziplining, create a geocache at your favorite nature hangout, camp without a tent. Most importantly, get your hands dirty. 101 Outdoor Adventures to Have Before You Grow Up offers up season-by-season activities, games, and challenges to get kids in the outdoors and loving it. With a striking visual style meant for big kids, this is the perfect book for that middle-age group who aren’t little anymore, but haven’t yet hit those teenage years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493041404
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 05/17/2019
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 754,150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Stacy Tornio has written more than a dozen books about nature, gardening, and the great outdoors, and she collaborated with her teenage son, Jack Tornio, on this book. They live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and are always looking for new outdoor adventures.

Table of Contents

Foreword Tyler DeWitt viii

Introduction x

Camping

1 Learn how to build a good campfire 2

2 Set up a tent in less than 15 minutes 5

3 Sleep outside under the stars 8

4 Invent your own s'mores 10

5 Cook an entire meal over the campfire 13

6 Camp off the grid 15

7 Create your own campfire song 18

8 Camp in a hammock 21

9 Try ultralight camping 23

Gardening

10 Plant a bird and butterfly garden 28

11 Learn the difference between flowers and weeds 31

12 Grow your own herbs 33

13 Try growing a garden in a box 36

14 Grow your own tomatoes 39

15 Plant something for 5 years from now 42

16 Design your own garden bed 45

Hiking

17 Go on an amazing day hike 50

18 Create and complete your own triathlon 52

19 Find a fossil 55

20 Hike to one of the tallest points in your state 57

21 Make a hiking stick, and use it on a hike 60

22 Find a hiking trail to go bouldering 62

23 Conquer a 10-mile hike 65

24 Go on a full-moon hike 68

25 Go spelunking 71

26 Hike in the Grand Canyon 74

Traveling

27 Visit at least five national parks 80

28 Spend an entire day searching for waterfalls 83

29 Plan a road trip into nature 86

30 Visit every park within 10 miles of your home 88

31 Watch the sunrise and sunset in a single day 91

32 Go stargazing in the middle of nowhere 94

33 Visit a hot springs 97

34 See the northern lights 99

Biking

35 Bike to a picnic lunch 104

36 Learn how to change a bike tire 107

37 Bike to a farmers' market 109

38 Try mountain biking 112

39 Complete a century ride 114

Wildlife Watching

40 Go bird-watching 120

41 Find a bald eagle's nest 123

42 Identify animal tracks 125

43 Search for a monarch, a caterpillar, and the eggs 128

44 Find at least three traces of animals in the forest 130

45 Discover at least three different creatures at the water 133

46 See an endangered species 135

47 Spot an owl 138

Fishing

48 Learn how to take a fish off the hook 142

49 Fish for salmon 145

50 Try fly fishing 148

51 Learn how to identify different types of fish 151

52 Find your own bait for fishing 153

53 Go deep-sea fishing 156

Backyarding

54 Create a bug home in your backyard 160

55 Build a backyard fort 162

56 Fly a kite in your neighborhood 165

57 Watch a meteor shower 168

58 Chase the glow of fireflies in your yard 170

59 Learn how to attract bats 173

60 Learn backyard yoga 175

61 Learn how to find the North Star from your backyard 178

Water Adventuring

62 Try paddleboarding 182

63 Float down a river 184

64 Travel by canoe 187

65 Kayak across a lake 190

66 Learn three different swim strokes 193

67 Try waterskiing, kneeboarding, or tubing 196

68 Try sailing 199

69 Go Whitewater rafting 202

Mountaineering

70 Spot a mountain animal 206

71 Pan for gold 208

72 Summit a mountain 211

73 Capture an amazing view on camera 214

74 Go rock climbing 217

Beaching

75 Explore the tide pools 222

76 Look for whales or dolphins 225

77 Search for sea glass 228

78 Help with a beach cleanup 230

79 Go shelling 233

80 Skip a rock at least ten times 235

Wintering

81 Go snowshoeing 240

82 Try cross-country skiing 243

83 Try downhill skiing 245

84 Go ice fishing 248

85 Make a snow fort 250

86 Go sledding 253

87 Have an epic snowball fight 255

88 Go ice skating 258

89 Make a unique snowman 260

90 Have a winter bonfire 263

Cooking

91 Create your own trail mix 268

92 Make your own salsa 271

93 Learn how to make jam 273

94 Cook with your garden herbs 276

95 Dry your own fruits or vegetables 278

Creating

96 Mold an animal track 282

97 Make a birdhouse 284

98 Paint a garden planter 287

99 Make sugar water for hummingbirds 290

100 Make mud slime 292

101 Invent your own outdoor game 294

About the Authors 297

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