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 from April-November for free, kid-specific guided hikes and explorations.

Winter crafts for kids

Dec 09, 2020
Do you have some extra time on your hands with the kids at home permanently? Check out these fun winter crafts led by Land Trust volunteer Zoe Mowry.

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 Canceled

Oct 09, 2020
Halloween is canceled. 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.

Guide to the Perfect Picnic

Jul 06, 2020
Summer if the best time for a picnic! Whether you’re in your backyard or out on the trail, alone or sharing with a loved one, here are some tips for the perfect picnic.

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!

How to Use Binoculars (the right way)

May 14, 2020
Here is a beginner's guide to getting started using binoculars. Use this guide to help you bird in your backyard or make new discoveries out on the trail! Here are a our tips to help you and your binoculars reach their full potential:

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!