We already know that getting outdoors is good for the mind, body and spirit. But visiting Delaware's’s forests, farms, rivers and beaches is also good for the brain – especially when paired with the Conservancy’s new Nature Works Everywhere partnership with Discovery Education.
Available any time of the year, Nature Works Everywhere helps teachers, families and children learn how the science behind how the natural world makes our everyday existence possible – including the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the products we buy.
The website includes videos and introductions to some of the Conservancy’s scientists. It features lesson plans that meet national education standards in their subject areas. It also boasts a game that teaches about how nature is more than just a beach, river, field or mountain – it’s a fantastic factory that produces the building blocks of our lives.
So feel good about going outdoors. Then when you find yourself back inside, check out Nature Works Everywhere. Here are some ideas for pairing this new tool with fun family visits around the First State: