I'm sure it's tough to find things for kids to do during the summer.

I was just thinking how cool it would be to interject just a little education and science into a summer. This was something that was done for me, and I found things like this fascinating. I remember my visits to things like King Tut's Treasures far better than any trips to bouncy houses or the usual kid-oriented attractions.

One of the resources that we have here that I think people sometimes forget is The Lubbock Lake Landmark.  Hiking, exploring and exhibits are just some of the activities available. Let's also go with the idea that kids love dirt and all things relating to dirt and digging. You'll also feel better as a parent having at least one education/enriching experience for them to mark the summer.

As luck would have it, I thought of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, right before they began their official celebration of 50 years. Celebration week actually begins this July on the 18th. They will be having behind-the-scenes morning tours (essential during the hot July days), "Flintknapping" which is crafting prehistoric stone tools, Native American storytime, pottery-making, and more.

Now is also a good time to consider the "Dawn Of Time" Fun Run which will happen at 6:30 a.m. on July 22nd.  This fun run is open to everyone from serious runners to those who would like to walk the event.

You have (at least) 12,000 years of history right here in your backyard. For more detail click here.

P.S. The Lubbock Lake Landmark was established in 1972, meaning many of the volunteers were actually "hippies", or embraced that style. Have a look at this retrospective:

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