PBS KIDS Explore the Outdoors
NRPA is working with PBS KIDS and PBS stations across the country to promote PBS KIDS Explore the Outdoors in April 2014. The program encourages children (ages 2 to 6 years old) and families to get outdoors and spend more time at their local park.
Join us and PBS Kids for an outdoors-themed Twitter party on Thursday, April 17, 2014. 9-10 p.m. ET. Use the hashtag #PBSExplore and follow @NRPA_News and @PBSKIDS on Twitter!
Connecting children with nature is important to their mental, physical and emotional development. Children who spend time outdoors do better in science, get more physical exercise and grow-up to be environmental stewards. Research led by environmental psychologist Nancy Wells show that children with more exposure to nature have reduced stress levels and longer attention spans.
Please contact Roxanne Sutton with any questions related to the Explore the Outdoors Toolkit or about hosting an event.
2014 PBS Kids Explore the Outdoors Toolkit
Detailed instructions for each activity are located in the Activity Guide for Park Events.
- Peg + Cat's Nature Shapes
- Sid the Science Kid's Weather Exploration
- The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! – Exploring Trees
- Curious George's Windy Day Exploration
- Wild Kratts – Discovering Senses
- Dinosaur Train – What Lives Here?
- Dot's Build Your Own Bird's Nest
- Create a Nature Collage
- Dot's Nature Bingo
- Del's Nature Wordfind
- Curious George's Recycling Challenge
For more information or for professional printer versions of materials, please contact Roxanne Sutton.