Kids learn about public lands, ATV safety

Published: Friday, July 11 2014 5:16 p.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, July 11 2014 5:16 p.m. MDT

BLM Utah State Youth Leader Jeanette Shackelford tries a turn on an ATV simulator during the Get Outside and Discover Your Public Lands event at Discovery Gateway childrens museum in Salt Lake City, Friday, July 11, 2014. The event was a collaboration between Discovery Gateway, Utahs Bureau of Land Management, Utah State Parks' OHV Program, and Tread Lightly.

Michelle Tessier, Deseret News

Summer fun and safety education were on the agenda at the Get Outside and Discover Your Public Lands event at Discovery Gateway museum in Salt Lake City.

Local representatives from the Bureau of Land Management’s youth program, Take It Outside!; as well as Utah’s Off Highway Vehicle program; Safety First, the national nonprofit organization; Tread Lightly!; and various vehicle vendors including ATK Motorcycles helped to prepare for outdoor family-fun adventures while focusing on safety, responsibility and respect for the land.

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