Summer solstice marks the first official day of summer!
This is when the sun reaches its northernmost point from the equator. On June 20, the sun will be higher in the sky during the day and its rays will hit Earth directly. This causes higher temperatures and it will be the day with the most hours of sunlight during the entire year.
Summer is here. So what does this mean? It’s time to go on some adventures! The Desert Museum wants you to have a safe and fun summer, so here are some tips on how to beat the heat!
Water + Swimming = summertime! Hanging by the pool is a great activity, but never leave a child or a person who can’t swim unattended. It is best to designate a “pool watcher” or swim with a friend!
Tan line game strong? Before you head out the door, make sure to apply sunscreen. This will protect you from UV damage, tan lines, and premature wrinkles. Remember to protect your skin!
Exercising and being outdoors is a great way to get some fresh air, but the time of day is important. The mornings and evenings are ideal times to go for a walk. Or you can visit the Desert Museum during Cool Summer Nights. Make sure to wear appropriate attire for heat and drink plenty of water.
What about my furry family member? Make sure to keep your pets hydrated as they may experience heat exhaustion faster than humans. Dogs cool from the bottom up so if your dog shows signs of dehydration, put a wet towel on his/her paws and stomach. Keep them indoors, give them plenty of water, and do not leave them in your car!
We want everyone to enjoy their summer break! So stay cool, drink water, and wear sunscreen!
Ready, set, summer vacation!
Written by ASDM Media & Marketing Summer 2017 Intern, Paulina Bueno.