Family Nature Acitivies – No Matter the Location

So you want to take your family or classroom outside for an adventure, but what do you do with them once there? Well, Project Learning Tree (PLT) has several activity suggestions for any type of environment that can help you with ideas. These programs are meant to inform as well as inspire and entertain. Plus, they are conveniently broken down into categories depending on what kind of setting you have available – a local forest or nature center, an urban park, or your own backyard. There are also activities for when you can’t get outside and want to bring nature indoors. And of course, you can adapt the activity to your specific location and the age/ability level of your group. Customization can be key with environmental education activities. If you can relate the activity to the children’s personal experience, their town, their school, etc. it helps better connect them with what you are trying to teach them.

PLT’s activities can be downloaded on their website. Hopefully you find an idea for one last summer adventure before school starts again.


plt activities page


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