I take pictures and video of kids while they are participating in our cave exploring program. These pictures get posted to Facebook, in email newsletters, and in hard copy newsletters. I try to find ways to show these pictures over again and again.
I also encourage the youth to take picture of the trip and post them on their social media pages. It’s interesting to see their point of view. They tend to catch things I missed and from a completely different angle and perspective.
Use your smart phone, buy a small point and shoot camera. Take lots and of pictures and have some fun with it.
This is just one idea. Do you have other ways to engage parents? Post it below and let everyone know what works for you.
Questions?If you want more information about taking youth groups caving, or you're just curious about what's involved with getting kids underground, visit the National Speleological Society - Youth Group Liaison Committee at www.caves.org/youth. Or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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JournalistThis is a volunteer position, but can look good on your resume.
- Contact leads and conduct interviews by phone or Skype of people participating in youth group caving trips across the USA.
- Create and post weekly articles for the YOUCave blog.
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