July 9, 2013
Getting Started - Tips for Successful Outings
Teaching kids about the outdoors
One of the things I think outdoor outings lend themselves to is teaching children about nature and the natural world. When I take my child on an outing I want her to know about the environment. How and when to have a safe fire and the "leave no trace" philosophy. Being outdoors is fin but it is also a chance to teach our children about caring for our planet. Have there been ways that you have incorporated lessons about our world in your outings with your family? Kai
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Tip of the Day
Make a leaf sailboat. A fallen leaf can be the sail, a stick the mast, and a pinecone or piece of bark the boat body. Head to a nearby pond, stream, or backyard kiddy pool to sail it.