5 Ways You and Your Kids Can Reconnect with Nature

June 9th, 2011

Are you looking for a way to get “unplugged” from indoors. National Get Outdoors Day is June 11th and here are 5 ways you can reconnect with nature from the new Ad Council/USDA Forest Service campaign. It’s called “Discover the Forest” and is designed to help kids and families discover the wonders of nature and the forest.

 

1. Find a local creek or body of water to let out your fishing line, observe some marine critters, or even go for a swim. Water provides a range of activities that will lure your kids away from their electronics and promote a family activity.

2. Read about plants native to the region you’re seeing and try to identify 10 different species on your hike. This is an excellent way to engage your kids and foster a family conversation about nature.

3. Go camping! This classic outdoor activity proves to be even more exciting when you leave the tent at home. Treat your family to the stars when nighttime falls on National Get Outdoors Day!

4. If your family is less experienced in the outdoors, pack a picnic and just relax in a meadow, field or local park. It’s a great way to unwind together.

5. For weekend wilderness warriors, this is a great occasion to learn how to do something new and create shard memories with your kids! Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day by finding a guide to teach you how to fly fish, repel or even rock climb.

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