WICHITA, Kan. — The sun may be 93 million miles away, but it still turns our leaves brown, kills our grass and send even outside programs running for the a.c..
G2G Outside, standing for "got to go outside," was supposed to hold its fort making activity where their name suggests - outside. The whole idea of the program is to get kids outdoors and in nature.
"It's 104 degrees and the head index is 111. We understand that is not safe for families, especially when we have little kids and some times we have grand parents watching the kids, and that's just not safe," explains Whitney Neely, G2G Outside Program Coordinator.
But with just a little paper, a few nails, some cardboard and rope, I don't think anyone minded, or even realized, they were contained within four walls.
Katie Gross, a participant, told Eyewitness News, "I've been outside all day. I don't want to get sunburned."
Marilee Haney, a parent, added, "We had planned on coming, then we decided it was too hot. When we heard it was going to be inside, we changed our minds and decided to come on out tonight."
And even with the last minute change of venue, G2G seemed to still nail it. The program drew in one of the biggest crowds of the summer.
"It's unfortunate that we have to be inside because of the weather but I think it does show folks the things you can do inside, you can also take outside too."
Exploring degrees of creativity the kids didn't know they had, instead of the 104 degrees cooking outside the door.