Nature Rock keep kids connected to the outdoors

The end of summer…time to dust off the book bags and lunch boxes and head back to school. But before you put away the sunblock and hiking shoes, consider this: studies repeatedly show that time spent outside in nature leads to better results in the classroom, from increased focus to a boost in creativity.
Not sure how to keep your kids engaged in the outdoors now that school’s back in? Nature Rocks ( – a program managed by The Nature Conservancy in partnership with ecoAmerica and the Children and Nature Network, and generously supported by a grant from The Walt Disney Company – can help.
This online and mobile-friendly resource for parents and kids offers a wide range of activities for the backyard and beyond, a Nature Finder tool to locate nearby zoos, parks and other natural areas, and a weekly blog and round up of news relevant to kids in nature.
To explore the site, and sign up for its free e-newsletter, visit