Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being.

 

These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives.

 

But great family relationships don’t just happen..

 

 

Welcome to My Discovery Destination!

Discovery Family Adventures

where your family can find plenty of opportunities to

 

The Discovery Family Adventures provide ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships.

 

Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves

and to support parents in raising happy, successful, resilient kids in an exciting,

but sometimes turbulent and dangerous world.

***IMPORTANT UPDATE***

 

For 2022 all reporting will be done via the Discovery Hunt (Goosechase) App.

 

The Adventures will be available via the website for use by anyone that wants them, but everyone is encouraged to use the Discovery Hunt (Goosechase) App to qualify for the Family Reward Events and prizes.

 

Get links for downloading the App HERE.

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Choose from the Adventures listed below

 

(or design your own family adventure!)

 

Not sure how the Discovery Family Program works?

 

 

Pedestrian Safety


Family Adventure

GOAL:

Keep family members safe as pedestrians through education about safe practices.

 

The ADVENTURE:

Review the information below together as a family and help each family member know how to keep themselves safe when walking and crossing the street.

 

TIPS:

 

Let kids choose a route to take when you go on a walk to 'practice' the concepts learned in this Adventure.

 

Notice when family members implement the things  learned in this Adventure and thank them for being careful. Let them know how much you care about them and their safety.

 

If you don't already have something, you may want to give each family member a special vest or night light they can carry with them to use in case they find themselves walking in the dark in dark clothing.

 

 

 


HEADS UP FOR PEDESTRIANS


 

 

Everyone walks. Work, shop or play, your journey always begins and ends on foot.

 

Even a single pedestrian fatality is too many. When pedestrians and drivers work together, we can avoid pedestrian accidents. For this Adventure take some time as a family to discuss pedestrian safety and learn safety tips as both pedestrians and drivers.

 

In a nutshell, BE ALERT!

 

 

🚸 DRIVERS:  When you’re driving watch for, and make eye contact with, pedestrians.

 

 

🚸 PEDESTRIANS:  BE SEEN!!

 

 

Watch this short video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfN0GiZ1qo4

 

 

Here are some additional tips:

 

 

           

 

🚸 Cross in marked crosswalks, street corners and intersections only.

🚸 Look left, right and behind before crossing a driveway or road

🚸 Avoid walking on the road. Use sidewalks and paths to keep you away from traffic, and stay on the shoulder if no path is available.

🚸 Walk facing the direction of traffic.

🚸 Don't wear headphones or distracting headgear.

🚸 Use lights, reflective gear or bright clothing and be alert for high speed vehicles.

🚸 Make eye contact with motorists when turning.

Pre-K Adventure

 

Even the youngest Adventurers need to learn and develop this important safety habit. Take a walk with your little ones and let them practice 'Seeing the Eyes'.  You may even want to have one parent be in the car for this 'practice' walk and show up at various corners so the child can practice. Have the parent 'not' see the child on occasion so the child can learn the concept of waiting to proceed until they KNOW the driver has seen them. Even if they have to wait a little longer, they need to know NOT to walk into the street until they KNOW they've been seen.

 

 

 

Community Engagement Adventure

 

This is an important Adventure to take to the community and help spread the word. Here are some ideas to share this information with others you love to create a safe, AWARE community:

 

Share the video link on your social media sites.

 

 Create your own poster to promote the 'MAKE EYE CONTACT' message.

 

 Each member of the family can share the information in person with at least 3 friends

 

 What ideas can your family come up with to spread the message?

 

 

 

 

Teen Adventure

Teens are in the perfect position to head up a 'Pedestrian Safety' campaign. Join with a few friends to use the ideas in the Community Engagement Level to educate other students at your school and/or families in your neighborhood. You could save a life, and it might be the life of someone you love!

 

 

 

 

Photo Location

Take a picture of you and your family practicing pedestrian safety.

by See the Eyes




 

NOTE: If the Adventures don't show up find them at DiscoveryFamilyAdventures.com



Check back often as we will post new Adventures every week

 

Not sure how the Discovery Family Program works?

   

 

Discovery Family Program How-To Visual

 

 

My Discovery Destination! Adventures

Sponsored by My Discovery Destination! and  local businesses and organizations in your community

for the purpose of

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES and BUILDING CHARACTER.

Send an email to Sharilee@MyDiscoveryDestination.com if you would like to learn how we can bring a wide variety of FUN and educational LIVE EVENTS to your community!