• 10 Engaging Nature Play Activities for Kids

    In today’s digital age, where children are often immersed in screens and technology, it’s more important than ever to encourage them to connect with the natural world. Nature offers endless opportunities for exploration, creativity, and learning. Engaging in outdoor play not only promotes physical health but also nurtures imagination, problem-solving skills, and a sense of …

  • Finding Nature in Your Neighborhood

    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 …

  • Gardening with kids

    When my children were young, they loved nothing more than “helping” me in the garden. Unfortunately, they could often be found pulling out my flowers as quickly as I could plant them. Finally, I got wise and gave them their own patch of dirt to dig in. Their curiosity was no surprise – gardening is …

  • Go outside today and everyday!

    Time outdoors is essential for overall health. With the continuing Covid-19 Pandemic, it is important to find time to safely spend time outdoors. As we head into the Winter holiday season, spending time outdoors and in nature with family is a wonderful way to celebrate the season. We all have to practice social distancing of at …

  • Exploring Nature From Your Doorstep

    During this extraordinary COVID Pandemic you have created a schedule for your family.  It includes outdoor time, but what can you actually do?  Nature exploration! Even though we have a Stay-At-Home order, with social distance we can still enjoy nature.  Governor Inslee said: “If you feel like going for a walk, gardening, going for a …

  • Outdoor Childhood Puget Sound

    A facebook group for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and educators in the Puget Sound region who are interested in helping kids live a healthier and happier childhood by spending more time outdoors. We share tips, events, interesting articles and ideas for how to get our kids playing outdoors and connected to nature. In this digital …

  • Fay Bainbridge Park

    Families Together in Nature

    More Green, Less Screen: Let’s Put Nature Back in the Family Calendar! From exploring local parks to hiking, paddling and even camping adventures, Families Together in Nature Groups make it easy and fun for families to enjoy healthy outdoor activities together. Groups are self-organized and self-directed. You don’t have to be an expert naturalist, or …

  • The University of Washington Botanic Gardens

    The University of Washington Botanic Gardens youth and family programs provide meaningful hands-on experiences for all ages, toddlers to teens. Visit their website today to learn more about: School field trips Summer Camps Family Nature Classes Fiddleheads Forrest Preschool Night Hikes Story Times