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Hiking Resources!

The Adventure Junkies is a place to learn more about a new outdoor activity without any knowledge or previous experience required. By combining actionable digital resources and a supportive online community, they make getting out into nature a possibility for anyone. The Hiking resource page in one of my favorites! The Day Hiking Resources page at The…

Top 20 Outdoor Blogs!

Top 20 Outdoor Blogs!

Top 20 Outdoor Blogs! I enjoy exploring blogs about outdoor adventure activities, and I am sure some of you do also! These are some resources to share with your students as you finish your school year and plan for your next summer adventure! Blogs are a great way to learn more about activities you were introduced to…

7 Reasons – Outdoor Activity is Good for You

In this day and age of technological breakthroughs, everyone would agree that it has its pros and cons. While mobile phones, the Internet, or the basic computer have made everyone’s lives better, it is still undeniable that this technology has also caused a few other activities to be pushed aside. Walk around the streets and…

Summer Safety in the Outdoors!

SUMMER SAFETY IN THE OUTDOORS Staying safe in the heat and humidity The No. 1 concern for summer safety is the heat issue. “Heat affects old and young. It does not discriminate. If you don’t catch dehydration early, it becomes heat stroke,”. Here are some of the signs of dehydration to watch for: · Chills…

Disabled Archery – World Record!

Disabled Archery – World Record!

From Bonnie Newcombe, Outdoor Adventures Manager.  Yea! It's feeling more and more like fall!  I hope your year is off to a good start! Archery is one of the BEST units in the OA curriculum.  It is a sport in which all people can participate. If your students think it is toooooo hard for them,…

Skill Builder: Nature Apps

Skill Builder: Nature Apps

Smartphones are the ultimate technological multitool. They combine a computer, a camera, a camcorder, a GPS, a compass, a flashlight, a phone and access to a library of information, all in a handheld device that fits comfortably in your pocket. For naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts, smartphones can be an amazing tool for learning about the…

3 Games That Teach Kids To Use A Compass

3 Games That Teach Kids to Use a Compass

Understanding how to use a compass is an invaluable skill for any outdoors enthusiast, but compass skills aren’t just good for adventurous adults. Teaching compass skills to kids is a great way to cultivate their abstract reasoning and ability to visualize when problem solving. One excellent strategy for helping your kids learn compass skills is…

Try Out Your Skills

Try out your skills

Do you want to encourage your students to enjoy the outdoors this summer? Follow through on some of the things they have learned this semester? Try some of the skills they learned? How about a quick and easy project? There are tons of great apps out there, so use the technology to your advantage to…

Spend Time Outdoors

Spend time Outdoors

It’s a great time to be spending time outdoors. With the beautiful weather we are having, you can enjoy everything from turkey hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, or just sitting around a campfire in the evening with family and friends Trail Hiking Whether you're climbing rocks, wandering along a coastal path, or hiking a rigorous mountain…