Making Time for Nature
You don't have to try and add time into your already busy day. Instead, try bringing some of your daily activities outside! Check out some ideas we have about how to fit time in nature into your schedule.
Safety is one of the biggest concerns for families. Read over our ideas on what steps you can take to be safe in a Philadelphia park, trail, and green space.
Values & Benefits
There are many health benefits tied to time in nature and outdoor activity. Here are a just a few of those we'd like to share with you!
Having trouble figuring out what to do once you get outside? Check out this list of activities and a nature scavenger hunt created by the NaturePHL team to get you started.
Plum Landing is an indoor-outdoor science exploration platform for kids and families. Check out some of their nature based activities for more ways to spend time outside! For more resources and activities, check out the Plumb Landing website.
Request to download the free Nature Explore Families' Club Kit for more information on how to start your own Nature Explore Families' Club. Each kit comes with materials that will help you engage families in your area in a club to explore nature together. There are activities and facilitation guides, as well as promotional materials.
In an effort to support children's mental health, the Child Mind Institute published an article giving parents ideas on how to get their children into nature.
Natural Learning Initiative is a research and professional development branch at NC State University. They aim to help communities create stimulating places for play, outdoor learning, and environmental education – places that recognize human dependence on the natural world. Check out NLI's safety tips for healthy outdoor summer play!