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Today is the first day of autumn! Wondering what to do to enjoy the season? Here are 45 ideas to help get you started:  1. Carve a pumpkin and roast the seeds. 2. Go on a hayride. 3. Have a cookout and grill fall vegetables.  4. Make a Thankful Tree.  5. Go camping or campout …

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It’s that time of year! Here are some ways to help get your school year off to a good start!  1. Let the sun wake you up. Read why you should consider it. 2. After the first week of school, bike around your block to relax. 3. In the morning, spend one minute doing jumping …

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Starting a new school year is a great time to reprioritize through establishing routines.  Here are some suggestions for incorporating outdoor time into your semester. 1. Walk or ride your bike to class as much as possible. You’ll get some quality time outdoors, while creating space to process and digest your day. 2. Grab some …

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By Jessica Pate    Want to stay healthy to be able to enjoy life to the fullest? By prioritizing produce in your diet, you will be on your way. Produce is full of vitamins and antioxidants, it helps ward off a variety of undesirable ailments (read more from Harvard School of Public Health), plus it is …

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It’s the first official day of summer, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season! Here are some ideas to get you started:  1. Take the kids on a bug hunt. 2. Play Bloom Bingo. 3. Find some river rocks and paint them. 4. Take a break along a quiet river or stream. …

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Rock balancing is used for creativity, to relax, and to meditate by stacking stones and rocks without using adhesive materials. It is also known as stone stacking, and stone balancing. For some, it is a beautiful art form; for others, it provides a form of peaceful meditation and stress relief. Still for others, it’s just …

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Temperatures are starting to rise, but there are lots of fun ways to spend time outdoors and still beat the heat. Try some of these water activities to stay cool when it’s hot outside. Go swimming. Check around to find the swimming spots are near you. Besides a pool, some other places to consider are …

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Spring comes each year with a predictable rhythm. Are your children or students feeling the drumbeat of its approach? Rather than letting spring fever take over, channel their excitement into observation of the outdoors. If you have a consistent commute with kids in the car, begin by pointing out the blooming flowers, shrubs, and trees …

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You can color this picture of an Eastern Box Turtle! Download and print it HERE.   Find out more about box turtles here.

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April 22 is Earth Day! If you’re looking for a meaningful way to celebrate it, here are some ideas you can try:  1. Start a Nature Journal: Sometimes it’s hard to care about something when you don’t know much about it. Creating a nature journal is an easy way to get connected with the outdoors. …

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Time to get crafty! Creating pebble art is a fun activity for the whole family.  What you’ll need Canvas Pebbles (Dollar Tree has them!) Twigs  Hot glue gun Permanent markers (optional)   To Create Your Artwork Decide on your composition by placing the pebbles and twigs on the canvas. You can find lots of ideas …

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Looking for some ways to celebrate the season? Here are some ideas to try:  1. Spring flowers and bulbs are starting to bloom. Celebrate the season by playing bloom bingo. Learn how here. 2. Hurray! The time has changed and the days are getting longer. Spend the extra hour (and more!) of daylight outdoors. Some of our …

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Be part of a global event! Join the Great Backyard Bird Count February 18–21, 2022, when the world comes together for the love of birds.  From the Great Backyard Bird Count website:  Participating is easy, fun to do alone or with others, and can be done anywhere you find birds. Step 1: Decide where you …

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The past couple of years have become a more stress-filled year than any of us ever anticipated. But while we can’t always control the stressors in our lives, there are things we can do to find some stress-relief — including heading outside! In her book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and …

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Outdoorosity is excited to announce our 12-Days of Christmas giveaway! (Giveaway open to residents of the U.S. only.)  We want to connect with you through our new weekly e-newsletter! As a thank you for signing up by December 23, you’ll automatically be entered in the giveaway. Then, each day from December 25 through January 6 …

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Even if the temperature outside doesn’t have that autumn chill, there are lots of ways to celebrate the season. Here are 15 ideas to get you started on this first day of fall!  Visit a state or national park.  Find your way out of a corn maze.  Go for a hike.  Look for squirrel nests and other signs of …

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The Harvest Moon is the name given to the full moon that occurs closest to the September equinox. This year, September 20th is the date! So step outside after sunset tonight to see the full Harvest Moon!       

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What kind of natural objects catch your? Chances are, you’ve come across some interesting finds.  This weekend, use those objects to start your own nature collection. They might include a bird’s nest, a sea shell, part of an old hive, a turtle shell, feathers, or a piece or quartz. Use nature guides and reference books …

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Like last year, the start of school this year is anything but routine. But no matter what the school days look like, you can still bring the outdoors into your new school schedule. Here are a few ideas:  1. Choose a place outside to sit, such as under a tree or on a log. Then, …

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Succulents are some of the most popular plants due to their ability to survive without much care. If starting a garden seems like a daunting task, growing succulents from cuttings can be easy and fun. And the best part: they begin to grow at soon as two weeks! Succulents retain water in their leaves, roots, …

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