Jacquie Fisher's Blog (8)

Get Outside This Autumn

Fall is the perfect season to encourage kids to be outdoors - cooler weather, beautiful leaves and fun ways to observe nature.  We've got 17 Outdoor Activities to enjoy this Autumn to encourage families to spend more time in nature.

Added by Jacquie Fisher on September 18, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Exploring Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park

My family took a wonderful vacation this year - to a National Park!  Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) is a wonderful place for kids to connect with nature, learn about wildlife and understand how important it is for each of us to help preserve…

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Added by Jacquie Fisher on August 31, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

5 Fun Ways to Teach Kids Science Concepts

There's no surprise that connecting kids to nature results in scientific questioning.  Why do some birds stay here in the winter?  What animals hibernate?  Why is there ice on the window?  Here are 5 Hands-on Ways to Teach Science Concepts to Kids!

Added by Jacquie Fisher on August 23, 2012 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Getting Outdoors at Night

In celebration of Space Day & the Supermoon (coming on May 5th), I pulled together a post of fun astronomy activities and books for kids & families.  Just one more way to encourage some outdoor time!

Added by Jacquie Fisher on May 4, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Getting Kids Connected to National Parks

One of the best ways to celebrate National Parks Week is to introduce kids to our National Parks and Monuments. 

Many families are not aware of the Jr. Ranger programs offered at more than 200 of the National Parks and Monuments.  These programs offer kids the opportunity to explore the parks and do hands-on activities.  In addition to in-park programs, kids can also become…

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Added by Jacquie Fisher on April 24, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

Everyday Things to do Outdoors

Want the kids to get outdoors more often, but not sure how to make that happen?

We've got 8 ideas for taking everyday 'indoor activities' outside.

Making these small changes on a daily basis can easily increase your time outdoors without feeling like you need to "make time" to do it!

Added by Jacquie Fisher on April 19, 2012 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment

Early Spring Scavenger Hunt for Kids

The weather may be crazy this winter, but if it's nice, take advantage and get the kids outside to identify the early signs of spring with this Scavenger Hunt Guide.

Added by Jacquie Fisher on February 23, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

"The Lorax" & Ecology

Whenever I can, I connect a book to an experience for kids.  And "The Lorax" just has that natural connection that leads to learning about ecology.  It's a wonderful read-aloud for young kids who will appreciate why we need to 'tread lightly' and take care of the world around us.  And for teens, it conveys a great message about how the consequences of our behaviors can affect others, and the impact one person can make on the world. 

Here's a few ideas for linking the new movie…

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Added by Jacquie Fisher on February 23, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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