Many Explorer Families have expressed an interested in supporting each other in exploring the outdoors. Richard Louv makes it very simple in his book Last Child in the Woods – Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder. Go outside, he says, and, if you feel a little nervous about exploring on your own, go with another family. Each family has a place they enjoy being together outside. Share your place in nature with another family, and expand the network of our children who get outside to explore nature on a regular basis.
This blog can be used as a forum for families to connect in nature until we find a better way to do it. If you have a hike you would like to share with another Explorer family, send this blog a post with your family’s last name (NOT your child’s name or age) and your child’s teacher’s name, and where you would like to hike. Families can connect with each other safely offline using the school directory, by looking up your contact information.
(Note: This is not an Explorer-sponsored activity. If connecting everyone through the blog gets too onerous, we’ll figure out another way to help families connect. Meanwhile, let’s give it a try!