School is back in session, and it’s all too easy for families to find themselves indoors most the day and evening. It’s important to push back against the feeling that every moment must be scheduled, and to allow children to experience nature in an unscripted fashion. How to do that? A few ideas: If you […]
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A new study shows taking a walk outside makes a measurable difference in a person’s subsequent creativity. Any walk is good – but researchers noticed that people who walked outdoors in nature showed the biggest spike in creative thinking. Read the New York Times story to learn more.
By Amber Veverka School will be out soon and that’s a great time to get outside with kids and gather materials for a few crafts using items from nature. Here are 5 ideas: 1. Pressed-leaf coasters. Gather a few thin leaves. Try fern fronds or English ivy leaves. You also can try blossoms of winter-blooming pansies. Press the […]
Charlotte kids Sager and Fin leap into fun on a kayaking trip with Sager’s father, Will White. Will (who notes he first checked the water depth for safety) started an outdoor adventure club for his son and friends. Kayaking, hiking and mountain biking are just a few of their activities. Photo: Will White. By […]