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March 26, 2020 - Connecting with Nature While Social Distancing

As we all collectively work together to reduce the impact of COVID-19 though self-isolation and physical distancing, many of us may be looking for ways to maintain our connection with nature, and to help the children in our lives do the same.  Contact with nature has consistently been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and we encourage our community to find ways to stay connected, and help their children stay connected, to nature in their backyards.  I will be developing curriculum-linked resources and activities in the coming weeks to help children and their families and teachers learn about, and connect with nature at home. 

In the meantime, here are some online resources that share activity ideas, videos, or other ways to connect children with nature: 

Exploring By the Seat Of Your PantsExploring By The Seat Of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers and conservationists by bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.

Vancouver Aquarium Webcams
- Hang out with, and learn about, the critters at the Vancouver Aquarium without leaving your house.

SeaDoc Society - based on Orcas Island in Washington state, the SeaDoc Society provides resources to allow homebound students to explore the Salish Sea through videos and activities. 

-Pam 

Children holding hands in the forest

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