WICHITA, Kan. -- Brian Hutchinson got himself coated in mud, dug deep holes in the yard and had fun with fire this spring.
The mother of the 7-year-old boy was thrilled.
"Those are the kinds of things we always wanted him to learn to do outdoors," said Melanie Hutchinson.
The Hutchinsons were participating in the WildLifer Challenge. The outdoors challenges sponsored by Kansas Wildscape urges kids to try up to 20 events ranging from playing in the mud to building a campfire.