Norco Kids Day 2018 March 3 Volunteers

Kids Day Activities and Volunteers Needed As Follows

Overview of the Day (follows after next item)

Volunteers and Remaining items to ensure come (scroll half-way down)

Activities to make items for visitors

  • make a bird house or bat house (1 per family) , screws and assembly
  • make a walking stick , cut to size, debark, sand, wrist strap
  • make a bird seed treat pine cone, peanut butter, seeds(good for very young kids)
  • make a turkey call (good for a very young kids) , solo plastic cup, string
  • <tbd> make an archers arrow lube tube (good for archers – aides easy removal of arrow from a target) , assembly
  • make a spinner bait fishing lure for trout season (good for kids who fish) , assembly, choose blade pattern

Skills for young visitors to be introduced to

  • archery – shoot a variety of bows/arrow at a target (basic, recurve, compound) (outdoor on lawn weather permitting)
  • casting a lure – use a variety of reel/rod types  (close/open face spincast, baitcast, ? fly) (outdoor on lawn weather permitting)
  • …patience if making something above

Literature/materials visitors can take away

  • MA Wildlife rules, regs, programs, WMA areas, footprint id field card, wildlife posters, qtr magazine
  • WCL Youth Jr Conservation Camp Flyer, WCL Monthly Newsletter
  • GOAL membership info
  • Norco membership material on the wall

Food and Beverage plan for the day

  • Hot coffee, chocolate, tea
  • Bottled Water
  • Hand fruit , chips/snacks
  • Pizza (needs picked up)
  • Mac and Cheese

Drawing for visitors throughout 10:30-1:30 , items available

  • Hats from GOAL
  • Fishing rods from Cabelas
  • Books from Outdoor Life and MA Wildlife
  • Gift cards from Ellies Pet Store, DairyQueen, McDonalds
  • ….more sponsor requests are pending …thanks Barb and Nicki

Schedule of activities

  • February 16 – March 1 …signup volunteers, close out pending donations, gather remaining items
  • March 2 – 6pm-8.30 – move materials from trap house to Norco club ; assemble bird/bat kits; demonstrate how they are made
  • March 3 9am-10am – setup the stations, start the coffee, hang signs, set up traffic pattern
  • March 3 10am – 2pm – program runs
  • March 3, 10:30, 11, 11:30, 12, 12:30, 1, 1:30 – drawings for give-aways
  • March 3 11:00 – pizza runner goes to pickup, ready at 11:15
  • March 3 2pm-3pm, pack up, clean up
  • March 4 –  get pictures and post to web

Volunteers Need Per Activity and Needed Items , followed by List of Volunteers tracked

8-10 volunteers:  to make a bird house or bat house (1 per family) , screws and assembly .  Need electric/cordless drills, total 6-8 to drive T-25 star/hex head screws; need 8 philips screwdrivers .  See pics below for a T-25 bit.  I will have some, but not 8.

4 volunteers:  make a walking stick , cut to size, debark, sand, wrist strap . knife ; all tools provided; optional to bring knife/draw knife

1 volunteer: make a bird seed treat pine cone, peanut butter, seeds(good for very young kids)

and make a turkey call (good for a very young kids) , solo plastic cup, string ; all supplies and tools provided

1 volunteer: make an archers arrow lube tube (good for archers – aides easy removal of arrow from a target) , assembly

and make a spinner bait fishing lure for trout season (good for kids who fish) , assembly, choose blade pattern; all tools provided; must be OK with hooks and needle nose  pliers

2 volunteers: archery – shoot a variety of bows/arrow at a target (basic, recurve, compound) (outdoor on lawn weather permitting)

1-2 volunteers: casting a lure – use a variety of reel/rod types  (close/open face spincast, baitcast, ? fly) (outdoor on lawn weather permitting)

plus need someone to bring in 3-4 rods of various reel/rod types

4 volunteers: food and beverage , periodic cleanup, 1 person to run for pizza —pickup 25 large boxes

2 volunteers: on each floor, meet and greet, provide orientation to where the activities are, hand a flyer, give a prize drawing ticket

1 part time volunteer: prize drawings, post numbers, help winner make a selection

1 part time volunteer: parking lot direction giving for 9.45-10.30 – direct to large lot past dumpster on the left ; volunteers park in rear and enter 2nd floor

Sponsors signed up to date

 

Volunteers signed up to date