—M. Sanjayan, Lead Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
Why does nature rock? An increasing number of studies illustrate that kids who spend time outdoors are happier, healthier and smarter.
Developed by the nation’s leaders in bringing families and nature together, Nature Rocks is a national program to inspire and empower families to play and explore in nature.
This initiative gives busy parents and caregivers the tools, instructions and tips for quick, easy, inexpensive (or free) activities, so they can enjoy quality family time in nature.
At Nature Rocks, parents will find more than 100 fun, easy-to-implement, and interesting activities based on their specific needs (time available, ages of children, location)—inspiring and empowering families to enjoy bonding experiences in nature:
The Nature Conservancy has joined ecoAmerica and the Children & Nature Network, along with REI, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, American Heart Association and the American Camp Association, to make nature rock for your family.May 20, 2013