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Tips to get your kids & teens outdoors at the ISE

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Tired of having your kids glued to their devices? This year’s International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE), which opens at noon next Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center is offering even more presentations and experiences to get youth off the couch and out in nature.  Here is a list of some highlights to help families get outside together: 

Encourage Kids to Get Outdoors. At the ripe6 old age of 16-, twin brother’s AJ and Jace Garcia have created a program called Twin Territory.  Twin Territory is all about KIDS getting KIDS back in to the outdoors. Kids are spending more and more time on video games, cell phones or the computer and Twin Territory wants to see them doing what their grandparents did like fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, skiing, rafting and basically any activity that takes place in nature!  The young founders stated, “we are twins that love the outdoors and everything to do with it! We are just trying to get more kids and teens into the outdoors with us. So get off the couch and turn off the video games and come enjoy the outdoors with us. LOL.” The Garcia Twins are presenting at the ISE multiple times throughout the weekend.  https://www.facebook.com/twinterritoryboys/  

 Teaching Kids to Fish: Sunday, January 14th has been deemed Beginner’s Day at the Fishing Demo Tank. Several experts will share fishing basics and, during Brad Petersen’s “Teaching Kids to Fish” seminar (1:30 p.m.) more than three dozen youth rod/reel combos will be given away, courtesy of Shakespeare.

  • Camping with the Family: In the ISE’s Adventure Theater, on Friday and Saturday, author of 2017 Guide to Camping in Colorado, Daliah Singer highlights Colorado’s top car- and family- camping destination, also offering valuable tips and resources for all camper, from first -timers to experts.
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife Youth Fair – This giant free area features hands-on activities designed to teach children about the great outdoors in a safe, responsible way and includes: radio-controlled ATV track, catch-and-release fishing pond, and archery range. The Campground Theater offers a close-up introduction to all kinds of local wildlife, while the Aurora-based Raptor Education Foundation “stars” a variety of small and large raptors–perfect for selfies.

 The 41st annual Denver International Sportsmen’s Expo will offer its largest ever and most-diverse selection of gear, destinations, seminars and outdoor experts. The Expo is for the entire family…folks new to Colorado or homegrown…experts and amateurs…men, women and youth. The event spans three huge halls at the Colorado Convention Center, filling a space larger than five football fields with more than 500 exhibiting companies.  Public hours are from noon Thursday, January 11 through Sunday, January 14. Admission is $16 for adults; youth 15 and under and active military (with ID) enter for free.

 For show details, schedules and to purchase tickets visit: www.SportsExpos.com.  Tickets are $16; youth 15 and under and active military (with ID) enter for FREE at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver. $5 parking and free shuttles are available from Coors Field.

Photo: Twin Territory

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