With the summer break comes an abundant amount of free time for students, and many turn to technology and video games to keep them occupied.
But with the help of local businesses and community members, students will have opportunities to participate in a myriad of organized outdoor activities through the Granite Unplugged program.
The program will launch with a series of school assemblies in the spring, and will officially kick off in the summer as local businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies sponsor various activities for kids.
Participants will receive collectable badges after completing challenges such as fishing, hiking, stargazing, hunting for insects, and creating sidewalk chalk art. Each activity will be sponsored by a business or organization that will distribute the “Brag Badges.”
“Technology is part of our lives, but it shouldn’t be the center of our lives,” said Heber City Councilman and Play Unplugged founder Erik Rowland.
To learn more about upcoming summer activities for kids, visit the Granite Unplugged website.