Palm Coast - Palm Coast Parks & Recreation and the Flagler County Sheriff's Office are partnering once again to host the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program - a gun accident prevention program - for children Pre-K through fourth grade.
This program has expanded for winter/spring, offering two dates for each grade grouping. It is free to attend, but pre-registration is required. There are a limited amount of spots available so please register early at www.parksandrec.fun/youth.
All classes will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center located at 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE in Palm Coast.
The schedule by grade level is:
· Pre-K and Kindergarten - Jan. 15 or March 19
· 1st and 2nd - Jan. 16 or March 20
· 3rd and 4th - Jan. 17 or March 21
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program is designed to teach children four simple, easy-to-remember steps so they know what to do if they ever come across a gun: STOP! Don't touch. Run Away. Tell a grown-up.
No actual firearms will be used in this program. The class will be taught by a certified NRA instructor and law enforcement will be in attendance.
The program was developed by a task force made up of educators, school administrators, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, clinical psychologists, law enforcement officials and National Rifle Association (NRA) firearm safety experts.
For more information, please call Parks & Rec at 386-986-2323.