Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Kids Stuff-Get Outdoors

Get Outdoors!Get Outdoors- a Wisconsin State Park initiative aimed at kids to get them to spend more time outside.

More Green Time, Less Screen Time is there motto. At the Parks you'll find nature programs and events. Go online to the Wisconsin DNR site and you can get updates on where programs are being held.

Typically at Perrot State Park naturalist programs are from May, beginning around Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend in September. Learn about frogs and tadpoles, go on a night hike, get some canoeing tips. Last summer there were many special events including learning to cook in a dutch oven, bluebird box building, and a s'mores extravaganza that finished off the summer season.

Read and Explore is another program for young nature lovers. Suggested reading list is also available at the DNR "Get Outdoors" site. One book about owls is "Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night" by author Joyce Sidman.

Wildcards-collect them, trade them and by all means read them. Offered at many of the parks you'll find these handy pocket sized cards fun to review before you go on a hike. They have cards for everything from rare plants, invasive species, to mammals and fish you might need to identify in the park. Enjoy reading some of the fun facts.

1 comment:

  1. Anything to get the kids outside and away from their technology receives an A+ in my book!