Nature Outings Close to Home:
- Play in your own backyard. There are many things to observe right in your own backyard. Install a birdfeeder and learn to identify different species and their habits. Use a rainy day to teach your children about the water cycle.
- Get to know your neighborhood. A routine walk can be transformed into an expedition if you get some guidebooks to your local plant and wildlife. Learn to identify various trees and observe seasonal changes.
- Visit local parks and other attractions. There are opportunities in every community to visit zoo, parks, and other nature preserves, whether you live in the country or the city. Plan trips to the closest beach or lake. Go online to find children’s programs at your local park or natural history museum.