Celebrate National Park Month by visiting a park near you

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Thursday, July 15, 2010

With summer in full swing, are the kids in your life running out of things to do? If so, you’re in luck! It’s National Park and Recreation Month, and that means it’s the perfect time to get your family outdoors and experience all that our nation’s parks have to offer.
From majestic Yellowstone to the local park down the street, you’ll find an unending array of activities to enjoy, places to explore and opportunities
to learn.
Here are a few ideas to get you started!

  1. Go for a swim. Many local parks have lakes and other public swimming holes – pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it.
  2. Go for a hike. Make your walk even more exciting by creating a simple scavenger hunt – help your kids spot different rocks, leaves, even wildlife.
  3. Go for a bike ride. Whether you prefer a paved path or a trail in the woods, there’s sure to be a park near you to suit your family’s needs.

And to make your adventure even more meaningful, sign the Be Out There™ Pledge today to promise you’ll make outdoor play a priority for your family. When you do, you’ll not only get lots of tips, ideas and our FREE Summer Survival Guide, but you’ll also be taking the first step towards creating a lifelong connection between your children and nature.
Help your kids unlock a whole new world this summer.



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