Children and Nature

Learn more about how to get children interested and involved in our natural world--and at Land Trust Preserves--in the blog posts below.

Children and nature go together like peanut butter and jelly. To help you get outside and exploring, we've pulled together some resources on how to do just that! Whether you are visiting your backyard, National Forest, or your Land Trust Community Preserves, we want to help you get out there and explore. If you need a hand, join us for free, kid-specific guided hikes and explorations.

Observing Nature from a Sit Spot

Oct 10, 2020
Learn from volunteer naturalist and retired teacher, Susan Prince, how the young and young at heart can connect more deeply with nature by finding and returning to a ‘Sit Spot.’

Halloween is Cancelled

Oct 09, 2020
Halloween is cancelled. This year instead of gaggles of costume-clad children collecting gobs of candy in the neighborhood, we are preparing for Halloween the Pandemic Version. Here are a couple of ways to celebrate fall and spooky fun outside in nature and help rescue that favorite fall holiday.

Nature at Home: A Coloring Contest!

May 20, 2020
Join the Land Trust in bringing nature home by participating in our coloring contest. Bring your creativity to our coloring sheets and enter to win fun prizes for young and old!

Celebrate Earth Day at Home!

Apr 15, 2020
While local Earth Day fairs and parades have been cancelled, you can still celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020 from home. Here are some ideas to get you take action!

The Great American Campout

Jun 17, 2019
Summer is here and with it comes camping season! Spending the night out in nature is a great way to connect with your family and learn more about the plants and animals that live in your region--even if you do it in your own backyard!