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  • 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 …

  • Happening this Weekend… Outside!

    October 26, 2018

    There is so much happening this weekend… outside! There are so many opportunities to get outside in the next few days. Looking for ideas? Visit the Project Nature activity page and search for activities near your family. Staying close to home? Visit the Project Nature resource page, blog, Instagram or Pinterest for ideas about how …

  • Explore Amazing Parks throughout King County

    October 24, 2018

    King County is packed with great parks to explore and give kids some room for risky play. The playground can be a wonderful place for kids to run, swing and jump but don’t go to the same park you usually frequent! Mix it up and find new places for outside fun and family entertainment. Here …

  • Finding Nature in Your Neighborhood

    October 17, 2018

    Spending time in nature does not mean a long drive out of the city and then a long hike along some predetermined trail. Spending nature can be as easy as walking out your front door and going on a walk. Nature walks are a great way to allow for hands-on learning, observation and are a great …

  • Happening this Weekend!

    October 12, 2018

    Happy Friday! With lots of beautiful Fall weather ahead, start planning today for a weekend full of outdoor, nature-based activities. Visit the Project Nature discover page to learn about activities happening  near you this weekend. Below are a few ideas to get you started planning! Camp Long Fall Family Forest Adventure! Spiders! Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station. …

  • 6 Seattle Parks off the Beaten Path

    October 10, 2018

    Queen Anne: Parsons Garden A hidden oasis just down the road from the busier Kerry Park, Parsons Garden was donated to the city by the Parsons family in 1956. This tranquil spot offers plenty of shady areas for a picnic, benches, and a grassy lawn – it’s especially worth stopping by for a dose of …