At noon, participants can explore the world of Geocaching Galore as Jo Vaughn and Geomate.jr lead a fun-filled clinic for kids that will introduce them to the art and science of scavenger hunting with the use of GPS units.
At 1 p.m., Backpacking Mania will introduce kids to the outdoors with a quick backpacking trip right in their own backyard – Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve. REI will teach your kids how to pack their own packs – then put them to the test with a round of backpack packing races.
At 2 p.m., PEAK (Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids) will encourage kids to have fun and get dirty – and with a little guidance, turn their endless energy into thoughtful stewardship. This hands-on, interactive program teaches children to have fun outside while learning the seven principles of Leave No Trace.
For more information, call 925-516-3540. REI Brentwood is located at 2475 Sand Creek Road in the Streets of Brentwood lifestyle center. The public may register at www.rei.com/