Advice for getting kids outside...

It always surprises me when kids can tell me more about the tropical rainforest than they can about the habitat right outside their home.

I've always felt that a stewardship ethic could only be developed by at least spending some quality time in a local habitat. As the African environmentalist Baba Dioum said, “In the end, we will only conserve what we love. We will only love what we understand. We will only understand what we are taught.” How can we develop a love and understanding of the outdoors without spending time in it?

Whether you are a pro or still struggling with teaching your kids about the probably still wish for more ideas that will help get your kids get engaged in their local habitat.  "Saving the world" can be heavy business... but I'd like to start with something really simple... these top 10 tips for getting kids outside.  Take your kids outside--What birds do you see?  What are they doing? Do they interact with each other? What questions do you have about them?

Have fun,
Jen Fee
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