In earlier times, it was natural for kids to learn outdoor skills like baiting a hook, trapping crawdads or riding a horse. Today, some of that "right of passage" has been lost.
Parks, nature areas, neighborhood gardens, even how we build our own backyards determines how children play. It's up to us as citizens to decide how we can keep the community...and our kids...connected to nature.
Ways to connect children to nature through painting, drawing, writing and music.
By playing in nature, children learn to be good stewards of the planet.
Individual who makes it their mission to introduce young kids to the outdoors.
Educators use programs in the classroom to get children interested in the outdoors.
Educators take their classes on field trips to learn about the outdoors.
Designed to get kids to want to play outside.
Ideas to engage families in the outdoors during the colder months.