National Take a Walk in the Park Day is March 30th.
Let’s Get Started
Whether you go to a neighborhood park or the wilderness or anywhere in between, you can have a great time in the great outdoors!
Here are five fun things you could do:
Hike a trail, fly a kite, float leaf boats down a stream, skip a stone across a pond, roll down a hill, climb a tree, or play hide-and-seek.
Look for birds, roll a log over to find insects and worms, sit still, and study squirrels or rabbits or other mammals you see along the way.
Observe the Clouds:
Lie down in the grass and watch the clouds. Do you see any familiar animal shapes? How fast are the clouds moving?
Have A Picnic:
Take a break. Bring a blanket and your favorite snack while you enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Be sure to clean up after yourself and reduce your waste.
Create a Nature Map:
As you walk around your park, draw a map of the area and include the animals, plants, and unique landmarks you observe.
Document Your Discoveries
- Describe and draw the plants and animals you observe at the park in your Nature Notebook.
- Check out Find Your Park to locate national and state parks near you.
Bonus: Take photos of your favorite discoveries at the park. Share them with us at #GreenHour.