An outdoor fair for kids

repost from Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Sandy—Kids can catch fish, learn about predators and find out how to ride an ATV safely at this year’s DNR Youth Outdoor Sports Fair.

The sports fair is part of the upcoming International Sportsmen’s Exposition.

The expo will be held March 18 to March 21,2010 at the South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State in Sandy. The cost to attend the exposition, which includes the youth fair, is $12 for adults. Kids 15 years of age or younger can attend for free.

The Youth Outdoor Sports Fair will be held at the south end of the exposition center. Six divisions will host activities: Forestry, Fire and State Lands; Oil, Gas and Mining; Parks and Recreation; the Utah Geological Survey; Water Resources; and Wildlife Resources.

More than 20 activities await children who attend the fair. Among the things kids can do:

  • Catch trout in a fishing pond.
  • Make a survival kit.
  • Tie fishing flies.
  • See how big they are compared to a deer, an elk or a moose!
  • Learn how to stay safe in black bear country.
  • Learn about dinosaurs.
  • Learn about Utah’s rocks.
  • Learn how to boat safely.
  • Learn how to conserve water.
  • Learn about a future career with the DNR.

“We want to get children excited about the outdoors,” says Mike Styler, executive director of the Department of Natural Resources. “We also want to teach them skills that will make their next trip into the outdoors safe and enjoyable.”

More information about the International Sportsmen’s Exposition is available at