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Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Sight

We are sharing five different ways to explore each of the five senses with children. So get outside as a family, slow down, and explore nature with your senses together!

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Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Hearing

While wandering through nature, we take in our surroundings using our senses. We smell flowers, touch tree bark, listen to bird calls, see details (like an ant trail on a tree), and even taste some of the natural objects we come across (think berries or edible flowers). And, while investigating nature in this way comes naturally to most children, sometimes we forget to allow children the time a...

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Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Touch

We are sharing five different ways to explore each of the five senses with children. So get outside as a family, slow down, and explore nature with your senses together!

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Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Taste

We are sharing five different ways to explore each of the five senses with children. So get outside as a family, slow down, and explore nature with your senses together!

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Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Smell

We are sharing five different ways to explore each of the five senses with children. So get outside as a family, slow down, and explore nature with your senses together!

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Reflecting on Hike it Baby becoming OutGrown: an essay from Board Member, Blaine

Board Member, Blaine, shares his personal passion for OutGrown's mission to empower families to step outside and enjoy the benefits of growing up in nature.

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10 Benefits of Spending Time Outside

“Spending time in nature is linked to both cognitive benefits and improvements in mood, mental health and emotional well-being.” American Psychological Association.

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Winter Layering Basics

Layering is key to staying warm and dry during winter outdoor adventures. Learn how to dress the whole family for the ultimate fun outside in colder weather!

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Nature Based Scavenger Hunts, your new hiking friend

There are days that getting my kids to agree to a hike is like pulling teeth. You'd think they never had a fun hike in their lives (which isn't true, just to be clear ;). I beg and plead and maybe even cry because I need that time outside. I hype up the place we're going and who's meeting us there. I bribe them with treats in their packs. But to no avail; they don't want to go ... until I bust ...

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