A free wilderness survival program for families, "Hug-a-Tree," is being offered at city libraries in June.
The program is designed to teach 5- to 12-year-olds what to do if they become lost in the woods. Children are told to wrap their arms around a tree not only for comfort but also so they stay in one place and improve their chances of being found.Parents participating in the program are instructed how to react once they realize a child is missing.
The program will be offered at the Main Library, 209 E. Fifth South, at 2 p.m. June 16 and 7 p.m. June 20; at the Anderson/Foothill Library, 1135 S. 21st East, at 10 a.m. June 15; and at the Avenues Library, 455 F Street, at 10:30 a.m. June 7.
The program will also be presented at the Chapman Library, 577 S. Ninth West, at 11 a.m. June 9; at the Rose Park Library, 1185 W. 10th North, at 2 p.m. June 9; and at the Sprague Library, 2131 S. 11th East, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 14 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 29.
For more information on the program, call the city library system at 363-5733.