Children are usually very excited to visit the fire station or to have a fire truck come to their program.  Although children romanticize about the role of the fire fighter, it is extremely serious and difficult work.  Children should be taught that fire is very dangerous and what to do in case of a fire.
Children that understand personal safety will be able to make good decisions as they grow from children to adolescents to adults.  Through hands-on activities, children:
• Learn about the power of the sun through solar cooking
• Explore the night sky and make their own stars
• Practice jumping skills when they ‘jump the river’
• Discover things in nature through a scavenger hunt