Thursday, November 19, 2009

Discover the Forest

Every once in a while I come across a website that really gets me excited. I love websites that are trying to do something good, especially for nature and children. So when I came across Discover the Forest, I was thrilled. The US Forest Service has put together a fantastic website that helps parents introduce the great outdoors to their kids. There is an interactive map that helps parents find parks and forests near home. This tool is a great resource for those of you who don’t know where to get started in your outdoor exploration. Best of all, there is a Book of Stuff to Do Outside that you can print right off your computer and give to your kids so they can spend hours outside learning and having fun. Kids can use their books to find animal tracks, learn how to make leaf rubbings, learn how to make a water scope, go on a nature scavenger hunt and much more. I can’t emphasize enough just how important it is to get our kids outside. Its the perfect way for kids to expand their imaginations, get some fresh air, and learn about science and nature. For more information on Discover the Forest, click here.

 

http://www.discovertheforest.org

4 comments:

Helene said...

That's awesome! I just visited the site and even I didn't realize there were so many places within just 25 miles of where we live!!

Thanks for sharing this! This would also be great when on vacation!

BoufMom9 said...

How awesome is right! (why didn't you personally tell me about this!?!)
I can not wait to see what is in my area!!!!

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