21 Mar I Survived … the Library!
Program Series Highlights Survival Skills
Have you ever read a survival book or watched a survival show and wondered if you have what it takes to make it in the wild? Could you meet your basic needs if you were stranded on a deserted island or find your way to civilization if you got lost in the woods?
In April and May, the PGTPL Children’s Room will run a four-part program series helping you learn to do just that!
While our program won’t turn you into a survival expert, it will let you explore wilderness skills in a fun way and test what you know through survival challenges. Attend all four sessions to create a simple survival kit, or just come to whichever ones interest you the most.
Treasure Hunt with Map & Compass
Wednesday, April 12, 4:30-5 p.m.
In a survival situation, you need to be able to find your way around without getting lost even further – without the help of GPS! Learn how to navigate using a compass and a map, then put your skills to the test in a treasure hunt.
Wednesday, April 19, 4:30-5 p.m.
Protecting yourself from weather and predators is crucial to surviving in the wilderness. In this session, you’ll explore different strategies for constructing shelters and then try your hand at building a miniature version using materials found in nature.
Wednesday, April 26, 4:30-5 p.m.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things during a survival situation. Experiment with simple ways to filter water and create a water filtration system to add to your survival kit. (NOTE: We will NOT be creating purified water that is safe for drinking. Water filtered through our homemade systems would still need treatment to be drinkable. Participants will receive water-treatment tablets for their survival kits.)
Wednesday, May 10, 4:30-5 p.m.
Whatever series of unfortunate events puts you into a survival situation could cause injuries. Although not a formal first aid training, this session will explore some basic first aid techniques through games and activities and give you some materials for your survival kit.
Join us Wednesday afternoons in April and May so that – no matter what happens – you can say, “I survived!”