Photo art above by Seth Beres, USFWS (Mountain Prairie)
Taking children outside to learn about the world around them benefits everyone: the child, the parents or guardians, and everyone around them.
Children take great delight in learning about their world and the more they learn, they more they care about our planet.
It is our children who are now speaking taking a stand on climate change, as it is they who will inherit the world we leave.
Let's do our best to get children outside - for fun, for health, and to save the planet!
Most children love to watch animals. This cute little muskrat is most often found around water.
It's a good time to teach observation skills--and to observe from a distance.
Photo by: Ed Corey with NC State Parks
Birds and their songs offer hours of fun watching the learning.
Providing food (native plants), shelter (bird houses, snags), and water will bring the birds closer.
Photo: Great Crested Flycatcher, Kathy Schlosser
Flowers are abundant from early spring through fall, and sometimes even in winter. Learning their names enhances outdoor experiences and can teach making connections. The Great Spangled Fritillary is feeding on Asclepias tuberosa (Butterlfy weed).
Photo: Kathy Schlosser