With summer in full swing, family vacations may already be a treasured memory, or a much-anticipated pleasure. In Northern California, a family holiday often means a trip to a lake, creek, or river.
Whether your summer holiday is still fresh in your memory or an adventure you are all yet looking forward to, I thought I would pass along some resources for turning your outdoor nature experiences into art and writing opportunities.
Summer Nature Activities
- Start Nature Journaling (Academia Celestia)
- Find inspiration for Summer Nature Study Challenges (Handbook of Nature Study)
- Learn how easy Implementing a Nature Study can be (Blog, She Wrote)
- Bring Science to Life at the Aquarium (Education Possible)
- Children’s Nature Guide
- Take a Fossil Walk (Our Westward Journey)
- Explore and Write About Nature (Read Write Think)
- Teach Writing Using the Environment (Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources)
- Nature Rocks—Activity Page (The Nature Conservancy)
- 11 Simple Tips for Kids: Nature Photography (National Wildlife Federation)
- Participate in Junior Ranger Programs at State and National Parks
If you have additional suggestions, please let us know. Leave a comment here or post your suggestion on my Facebook page. I hope you and your children have wonderful nature encounters.