This Kid-Focused Nature Program Encourages Families to Play Outside

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 6, 2015
References: naturerocks.org
This global nature program encourages families to explore the outdoors more. With an aim to make kids happier, healthier and smarter, the Nature Conservancy's Nature Rocks program is all about encouraging the next generation of adventurers.

The nature program has a number of resources, including a map of nearby locations where families and children can play outside. You can also filter search results by things like aquariums, beaches, campgrounds and zoos. By focusing on activities like swimming, biking, fishing and hiking, kids can get the exercise they need as well as fresh air.

Nature Rocks has an Activity Finder too, which lets parents search by time, age, location or weather to find fun, creative and simple ways to explore nature. They also partnered with the Children and Nature Network, plus ecoAmerica and others.