Into the Woods: How to Survive Your Next Family Camping Trip in Style
(Great Falls, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today:
What: Giant Springs State Park’s 9/11 National Day of Service Event.
When: Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Giant Springs State Park, 4600 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls.
Giant Springs State Park will host an educational event to recognize the upcoming 9/11 Day of Service and National Preparedness Month.
The day of classes will cover a variety of skills that can help individuals and families survive and thrive when recreating outdoors, or facing outdoor emergencies.
• Orienteering training, including the use of a compass, topographic map and navigation skills, will conclude with participants competing for the best time on an orienteering course.
• A presentation on edible and medicinal plant identification will highlight ways to incorporate edible and medicinal plants in recipes and innovative craft projects.
• A fire making and fire safety session will prepare participants to be more responsible and adept in the outdoors.
Other outdoor survival skills and equipment will also be displayed.
Classes will be hourly from 10 a.m.—2 p.m. Those who pack a lunch can picnic in the serene, cool setting of Giant Springs State Park.
Giant Springs State Park boasts one of the largest freshwater springs in the country as well as one of the world’s shortest rivers. The park is located along the bank of the Missouri River just downstream from the City of Great Falls. As the state’s most visited state park Giant Springs provides a unique setting known for wildlife viewing, fishing, and hosting special events, including reunions and weddings. The park also houses Giant Springs Fish Hatchery.