Monday, June 4, 2012
The Outdoor Classroom
It's our goal to get outdoors for a nature hike once a week from now until the weather is just too awful in the fall. Today's walk at a nature sanctuary was cold and wet, but we saw some pretty ducks and had fun anyway.
These outdoor walks have so many benefits: connection to nature, health, fresh air, mental decluttering, boosts to our happiness, family time. On today's walk we saw many older folks who looked like serious birdwatchers, and one small school group, but no other kids. I've read all the statistics about how much time kids get outdoors now, and it makes me very sad. We all need to go outside!