Visit a National Park or Create Your Own!
July is National Park month. With over 400 National Parks and Park Service programs, you can find a place to visit anywhere throughout the country with the help of the National Park Service, or you can create your own national park. Find a space as big or as small as you want. You can design your park for humans or for ant size humans depending how big your space is. Determine what features in your space are worthy of national attention. The rock formations or the native plants? Waterfalls and trees? If you have someone to adventure with, try creating your own unique parks and take each other on a tour of your exciting spots.
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This summer we will continue offering inspirations for fun and safe ways to get outside. We will be sharing our “Daily Dip” on Mondays and our “Weekend Wilding” on Fridays.
Daily Dips are a way to take your connection deeper with little time needed from you and your family. It is a small activity to do Monday – Friday to practice healthy habits and notice consistent patterns to build your relationship with the natural world. And don’t worry – even if you only get to it one day a week, it can still improve your mental and physical health.
The Weekend Wilding will be a bigger adventure of exploration and discovery, encouraging you to open your curiosities and bring a smile to your face.
If you’re still hungry for nature connection ideas, we plan to continue updating our resource portal with more crafts, games, stories, recipes and more. If you have ideas for ways to continue filling that portal with helpful resources, let us know!