Summer Fun, Nature Classes for Kids
Summer is here and that means school is out in most parts of the world. The long and hopefully hot days of summer are a kid’s dream with nothing but long, lazy days stretching before them. But wait a minute, those days could also be spent having a blast outdoors and learning about it at the same time. Ecologically bases outdoor summer camps and classes are becoming more and more popular and it is easy to see why as it is a win win for both parents and kids; after all learning and playing in nature is a great, green idea.
For most kids nothing beats being outside in the summer except perhaps being given the opportunity to be outside learning about nature; planting, growing, harvesting and nurturing the outdoor world that is so precious to them.
A summer camp can be so much more than just swimming and singing around a camp fire. Nature based classes can give a child the opportunity to really immerse themselves in the natural world and learn hands on from horticultural experts and enthusiasts about plants, flowers and all things connected with the great outdoors.
Local park districts and forest preserves are a great way to start looking for outdoor camps and classes for kids. They usually offer a wide range of youth classes designed specifically for various ages. Most botanic gardens and arboretums also have a wide range of classes and camps for kids interested in learning more about nature and the environment.
So plant some enthusiasm for nature in your kids this summer this and you will watch them and the world around them grow stronger and more beautiful. Learning and nature, it could become a summer tradition that everyone will love, especially planet earth.