VCS launches children’s Island Adventure program

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This spring and summer, Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS) is reaching out to Island youth with a new outdoor adventure. According to a press release, the VCS Island Adventure is designed to be a catalyst to get children outside — as a family, with friends, or even alone. According to a press release, the program is intended as an easy guide to encourage children to walk trails they have never been down before, visit unfamiliar parts of the Island, look closely and quietly at the nature around them, and hopefully get a little dirty in the process.

The VCS has launched the initiative as part of its 50th-anniversary celebration, with a desire to foster a connection between kids and nature.

Children can participate in the Island Adventure by obtaining a free copy of the Island Adventure Book, which will be available at VCS’ 23rd annual beach cleanup afterparty at the Harbor View Hotel on Saturday, April 11, from 12 to 2 pm. Children can accumulate points by choosing activities and answering questions found in the Island Adventure Book. Prizes will be awarded to all children who accumulate 50 points and find the hidden Adventure Signs.

Copies of the Island Adventure Book can also be obtained by calling VCS at 508-693-9588 or by registering through their website at vineyardconservation.org.