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As the lazy days of summer spread slowly before us, getting our children outdoors and into nature is an important part of learning about how special our planet is, what’s at stake and why and what we must do to protect it.
Rachel Carson, who many feel is the mother of the modern day environmental movement, reminded us that: “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”
So, make spending time outdoors part of your children’s summer fun. Traveling across the country to iconic natural wonders like the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon isn’t the only awe inspiring way to captivate your children’s attention and help them contemplate the beauty of nature. In state parks, shorelines, beaches and trails and are easy to fit into every family’s plans and can become special family sacred places that create life long family traditions. From stimulating creative and critical thinking, challenging outdoor and athletic skills, to teaching equity and addressing hunger – local spots can be hidden jewels, waiting to be discovered, cherished and preserved.
July is the nation’s official Parks and Recreation Month, designated as such by the National Recreation and Parks Association in 1985. NRPA makes it particularly easy to find out what’s happening in your local parks or wherever you may be traveling to this summer.
We are pleased to feature a special program that the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey offers. If you don’t live in New Jersey, check in with the National Recreation and Parks Association and see what’s happening in your neighborhood.
Little Explorers up for Outdoor Summer Programs with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey!
By Lindsay McNamara
Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, marking the unofficial start of summer! Time for family vacations to the beach, pool days, ice pops and fireworks. After a wicked winter and cool May, we all deserve some summer fun.
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Looking for outdoor opportunities for your young environmentalists to explore and learn about the world around them? Look no further than Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s summer programs! Conserve Wildlife Foundation
(CWF) is the only statewide, non-profit organization focused solely on threatened, endangered and imperiled species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates. We carry out our mission by researching and managing rare animal species, restoring habitat, educating New Jersey’s residents, and engaging volunteers in our conservation projects. Since the early 1990’s, CWF scientists and educators have helped conserve and protect a variety of at-risk species of wildlife in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the nation. Continue reading