Thursday, August 25, 2011

Outdoor Ideas for Final Days of Summer

Is Labor Day really next week?  Wow- this summer has flown by!  If you are looking for ideas on how to spend some quality time with the kiddos before they head back to school, or hoping to plan a great outdoor activity for Labor Day, I highly recommend that you check out the National Wildlife Federation's Get Outside website

While many of the ideas are straightforward (ehem, do you need a recipe for s'mores?), there are also some gems, such as Wildlife Watch, a program where your kids can report in on wildlife and plants that they find, and Nature Find, which shows you nature sites and events in your area.  Nature Find found 44 nature sites and 55 events within 5 miles of my house, for example.  Most are parks that we regularly visit; however, some have been off the radar and will be added to the rotation!

We'll definitely be hitting up some parks and "swimming" (wading, splashing, giggling) with the Bean while the weather holds.  We're also headed out of town next week to the San Juan Islands, just north of Seattle. 

What do you have planned for the last days of summer?


1 comment:

  1. We'll be heading down to Hood River, OR for some camping, paddle boarding, & even motocross:) Thanks for the heads up on the NWF's site. We will definitely be looking on that with the girls.