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This week, head outside with paper and crayon (any color will do!) to make some nature rubbings. Take a walk through the woods, in a park, or around your neighborhood to see what interesting textures and designs you can find in natural things likes trees, leaves, and rocks. Then, place your paper over the object …

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It’s the first day of fall! Here are 25 ideas to help you enjoy the season!  Create a Nature Discovery Center. Go apple picking. Choose different varieties of apples and try some new recipes.  Go leaf peeping.  Start a Nature Wonder Hour tradition. Find your way out of a corn maze.  Go on a hayride.  Go hiking.  …

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‘Tis the season for picking apples! This weekend, visit an orchard and pick your own apples right from the tree. Many apple farms also sell other fruity treats, such as homemade apple pies and donuts, apple jelly, and apple cider.   Photo by kakisky

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This week, go out with a friend or family member after dark and take a night hike! Be sure to take along a flashlight!    Photo by colinpithers

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This year, the start of school is anything but routine. Some students are going to school five days a week, while others are attending class just one or two days. Some students are staying home and doing everything virtually. But no matter how the school days look, you can still bring the outdoors into your …

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Get your creative juices flowing and enter Outdoorosity’s first Adventure Short Story Contest!   Who can enter? Students ages 8-13 living in the United States.   What do I write about? Tell us about a character who is experiencing a summertime outdoor adventure in nature! Some ideas include: hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, spelunking, canoeing, swimming, and …

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Explore Nature this summer with the Cricket Challenges!  You can find them all here!

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Learn 3 easy ways that you can incorporate nature into your evening routine to relax, unwind and create conditions for a great night’s sleep.          

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Learn 3 easy ways to start your day in nature to begin refreshed and increase productivity and happiness.       

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Welcome, summer! Today is the first day of summer, also known as the summer solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere, this is when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, making it the longest day of the year. Here are some fun ways you can celebrate the season: Try to catch the sunrise AND …

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Check out the video below to discover 3 easy ways to incorporate time in nature into your day this summer!  

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Do you want to take your reading adventures to the next level? Try exploring the natural world of the main character of the next book you read. Free activities & resources here!   

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Join the Outdoorosity Backyard Adventure & Reading Challenge series with the Nature Scavenger Hunt. More free nature and reading activities are at www.johackl.com  

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Enter to win an outdoor adventure prize pack by: 1.Subscribing, sharing & tagging 3 friends 2. Commenting with an activity from the “10 Fun Things to Try Outdoors” or “No Rules Reading” (free at www.johackl.com/activities/nature) that you’ve tried or intend to try this summer Contest ends 6/17.  

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Join the Outdoorosity Backyard Adventure & Reading Challenge with the free, “No Rules Reading” bookmark, that can be downloaded HERE.  

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  Outdoorosity has teamed up with author Jo Watson Hackl to put together a series of backyard and reading adventures to make your summer more fun.  We’ll have book swag giveaways on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and outdoor challenges on Jo’s YouTube channel. (You can subscribe HERE!)  Watch for the latest Adventure Challenge videos and …

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As the weather warms up, fireflies will be appearing. Once the sun goes down, head outside and see how many you can find. Click HERE for information about them.     Photo by Heather Griesbach 

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This activity will lead you to explore your yard, collect some beautiful flowers, and create the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.  To begin this project, head outside with a pair of scissors and cut a few flowers that you think would look nice together. Then, fold a piece of white paper and insert it between …

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This week, snap as many photos of wildlife as you can find in your yard or neighborhood. Then, print them out at a local store or on your printer at home. Cut each photo to fit 2.5 x 2 inches and glue the photos to each page in the photo album. Instructions for creating and …

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This activity will teach you how plants grow with hands-on experience from seedling to harvest.  Some materials you may need: Small containers about 2- to 3-inches deep (egg cartons, yogurt cups, plastic pots, etc) Lightweight soil-less potting mix Seeds (sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, radishes, lettuces, and dill all grow quickly) Spray bottle Craft sticks Plastic wrap …

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