How Can You Help?
Be on the Outdoor Kids Helper Team!
Pick your favorite trail and decide how you can help your neighborhood, town,
school or park.
- Help a friend reach a milestone.
- Clean up a park, neighborhood or school
- Start 10 water-saving habits at your home and write them in your journal.
- Plant a Texas Wildscape.
- Plant a butterfly garden using native Texas plants for a nursing home
or community center.
- Help with a Master Naturalist project.
- Create a web page about your community.
- Build nesting boxes, bat boxes or bird feeders.
- Improve a local fish habitat by clearing litter, adding structure,
or managing the
- Volunteer to help a biologist with a research project.
- Research and give a report on Texas wildlife.
- Stencil storm drains with a conservation message about
- Become a Texas Nature Tracker.
- Have an adult help you do a Project WILD activity with little kids.
- Develop a trail guide for a nature trail.
- Develop signs for plant identification on nature trails.
- Help a wildlife manager remove exotic or other unwanted plants from
a natural area.
- Conduct demonstrations during park or nature center tours.
- Clean-up nature trails and park picnic grounds.
- Plant a native tree for your school or park.
- Plant native wildflowers.
- Make a nature video or slide show to share with someone.
- Begin a recycling program at home, school, etc.
- Help to create a teacher packet about a park or nature center.
- Teach another person some of the interesting things you learned while
reaching Milestone 2.
- Volunteer at Texas Wildlife Expo.
- Research and make toys and games played in Texas years ago.
- Give a report at a school or community library about a local park or
- Start a Blazing New Trails reading club.
- Help raise money for a special historic restoration project in your
- Record your community and family history.
- Help a park ranger or museum curator with a presentation by preparing,
handing out, and cleaning up materials.
- Help with Texas Archeology
- Volunteer to help at cultural events during Black History Month, Cinco
de Mayo celebrations, etc..
- Have a neighborhood parade celebrating everyone's ethnic background.
Make costumes and have ethnic snacks!
- Help with Texas History Day.
- Put on a play in your neighborhood or library about a special event
in your community's history.
- Volunteer at an historic home or site.
- Interview senior citizens about what it was like when they were young.
Give your tapes to the local library or historical society.
- Write an article for your school paper or newsletter about a local
historical event, figure, or community legend.
- Research your community's origin and create a cultural
- Volunteer to work at a "living history museum"
- Help plan and built a float for a parade.
- Create a display on folk
medicines and folk remedies.
- Have a book drive to build a library at a park, nature center, or
- Create a time period flower, herb, or vegetable garden.
- Make a video or slide show of a historic site. Share it with people
who cannot visit the site.
- Help to build ramps and other structures at historic sites for use
by persons with disabilities.
- Be the "eyes" for the visually challenged and take them
on a tour of a historic site.
- Teach someone how to use binoculars and how to identify three wild
- Take a friend fishing.
- Teach someone a fishing knot.
- Start a fishing club.
- Create an Outdoor Survival Kit for
you and your family (explain its parts to a park
- Teach someone how to be Safe and
- Set up and operate a fishing line recycling program.
- Assist in a hunter, boater, or
angler education class.
- Make a sign about boating
safety for a marina.
- Create posters for Hunter or
Boater Education with
newspaper clippings of
boating and hunting accidents
and place them in public
- Repair a hiking or biking trail.
- Volunteer to check and clean or repair camping equipment at home or
for your scout troop. Make sure it's ready for your next trip.
- Design a flier for primitive
campsite areas that includes
tips on choosing a campsite,
safety tips, and waste
- Make a comedy video with your friends on "How not to setup a
campsite" and show it to your scout troup.
- Make up some catchy phrases
like "Don't be a pain in the
boat" or "Litter is unlAWFUL" and post them in camping and
- Teach someone how to clean
and package fish and other
game for proper storage or
- Post signs to help advertise a
boater or hunter education
- Recycle spent cartridges at a
local shooting range.
- Help a game warden with an
- Make a poster about the
contribution sportsmen have
made to conservation and
post it in your school,
community library, or local
sporting goods store.
- Volunteer to do data collection
at sites during hunting season.
- Make lunch for your family or friends the next time you go outdoors.
- Volunteer to help at the hunting
or fishing exhibits at the Texas
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