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  • 3 Steps to Boost Outdoor Time — and Health

    December 30, 2018

    Project Nature is in the news! Click here to read Drs Pooja Tandoon and Kyle Yasuda’s OpEd in the Seattle Times.  Op Ed, reprinted below. Kids today spend less time outside than any previous generation. That’s probably not a surprise — we live in a world filled with big screens, small screens, screens that attach …

  • Up Close with Sea Creatures of the Pacific Northwest

    December 13, 2018

    Living in Washington State, we are lucky to have endless miles of coastline in thanks to the Pacific Ocean and the Salish Sea. The Salish Sea is the inland sea that encompasses Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and the waters off of Vancouver, BC. Spanning from Olympia in the south to the Campbell River, …

  • Take a Breather in Nature

    December 5, 2018

    Close your eyes and focus on breathing.  Now picture yourself in a place where you are completely relaxed. For many of us, our minds take us to an outdoor setting in a place with natural beauty and sounds. Perhaps it’s near a mountain with a majestic view, or on a beach with water sounds and nearby …

  • Find Fun in the Snow

    November 29, 2018

    Winter is a great time to get out and enjoy snow adventures! Luckily for us here in the Pacific Northwest, snow play is a short drive away. The opportunities for fun include sledding, snowshoe adventures, tubing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and more. Kids of all ages can enjoy almost all snow activities with a few …

  • Go outside today and everyday!

    November 21, 2018

    As we head into the holiday season,  it is important to find time to spend outdoors. Spending time outdoors and in nature with family and friends during the holidays is a wonderful way to celebrate the season. Don’t forget, this Friday, November 23rd is a free day at Washington State Parks! Living in Washington, we …

  • Park Visits for Pennies

    November 15, 2018

    Living in Washington, we’re lucky to have an abundance of natural areas to visit, including 125 state parks and 15 national park areas. To avoid spending a fortune on entrance fees, take advantage of these programs that encourage families to get outdoors. Washington State Parks Visiting Washington State Parks requires a “Discover Pass” for entrance. …

  • Rain or Shine! Get outside with the Whole Family!

    November 7, 2018

    Rainy weather doesn’t mean the end of outside activities. Physical activity is important for everyone but it is even more important for kids. Getting time in the outdoors is vital to everyone’s health. Heading outside helps keep up Vitamin D levels which are important for growing bones and brain development. Just 20 minutes outside gives …

  • Behind the Scenes at the Zoo

    November 1, 2018

    What Happens Behind the Scenes at the Zoo? A trip to the zoo is a fantastic way to spend a day with kids. The animals are fun to watch, there is usually plenty of space to roam and some zoos offer special play areas or exhibits. There is so much more happening behind the scenes …