This guest blog post comes from Jenny Miller at Stop Nature-Deficit Disorder.
Our world is more linked to electronics and staying inside than ever before, and as a result, many of us are missing out on valuable time in nature. That connection with the great outdoors is so essential, though, that there is a term for getting too little — nature-deficit disorder. If your family is in need of more time in the open air, these resources will help.
Places to Go and Things to Do
Looking for places to get out and about? There are plenty of wide-open spaces to enjoy!
Visit Botanical Gardens
Head to a Campground
Take the Whole Family to a Dog Park
Go to a Zoo or Wildlife Park
Things to Do
The great outdoors is full of opportunities for everything from getting some exercise to exercising your mind.
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Ten Tips for Canoeing with Kids
7 Kid-Friendly Games to Play on Trail Walks and Nature Hikes
4 Tips When Mountain Biking with Your Child
Sign Up for a Sailing Session at Community Sailing of Colorado!
Your Own Backyard Paradise
Turn your own backyard into a place you and your family can hardly wait to enjoy!
10 Beautiful, Easy DIY Backyard Decks
How to Safely Observe Wildlife from Your Home
How to Build a Koi Pond
How to Build a Zip Line
Getting into nature is good for you and your family. It’s also filled with fun and learning! Whether you’re staying close to home, looking for a new hobby, or just looking to get out for a bit, you can connect with nature through these resources.