Has COVID-19 turned you into an at-home teacher to your kids? Are you a full-time teacher finding new ways to engage your students from afar? You can encourage your students to get outside and #RecreateLocal in their own backyards. Not only is time spent outdoors great for mental health, but the fresh air and physical activity will help them focus better for the rest of the day. Their time spent outside can be educational.
From “Camp Oh No!” to the “Thumb Trick” and packing a backcountry poop kit, these educational activities can be done outside, inside, or over video chat to prepare kids for a lifetime of responsible outdoor recreation.
You can inspire others to get outdoors by sharing how you and your family #RecreateLocal using the hashtag, and – from the backyard to the local trail – always remember to practice safe social distancing and follow CDC guidelines on minimizing the spread of COVID-19.