Summer is quickly approaching, and keeping your kids active during the summer months can sometimes be a challenge. Not only is summer a good time for vacations and relaxation, but all of that free time also presents an excellent opportunity to volunteer and help out your community.
Getting a head start on service hours for schools and clubs is a great way to spend your summer. Why not make a positive impact in your community or learn something new while you have spare free time? Here are some suggestions from Pebble Tossers on ways to be productive and have the most enriching summer possible!
Go to Zoo Atlanta or the Georgia Aquarium
Who doesn’t love going to the zoo or aquarium? Get lots of pictures!
Participate in a River Cleanup with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
River cleanups are done by kayak or on land, to help preserve the natural beauty in your community.
Show up for Volunteer Day at Blue Heron Nature Preserve.
These happen on the first Saturday of every month and focus on whatever project is most needed. After you are done, enjoy a walk around the Nature Preserve.
Go Biking on the Atlanta Beltline
The Beltline is made up of many trails and parks. Rent a bike at the Atlanta Bicycle Barn and explore them all!
Visit a Museum
Atlanta has quite a few museums to choose from; here is a list of some that may be more popular with the younger crowds:
• Children’s Museum of Atlanta
• Fernbank Museum of Natural History
• Tellus Science Museum
• Center for Puppetry Arts