I live in the forest and I’m sure most of my friends feel I live the Polly Pioneer life style. We don’t get cell phone reception and there are quiet a few modern conveniences we lack because of our choice of where we want to reside.
What I lack on the technical side I make up in natural beauty and a life less stressful. I can always go outside and sit and watch nature in its natural setting. Birds, insects, lizards, and other forest creatures are always a form of entertainment.
A simple strainer filled with seeds can be a complete entertaining and educational experience all in one.
While nature is all around me I know that is not true for many of my friends. Surrounded by the busy world of today sometimes does not yield the availability to escape hurried schedules, constantly ringing cellphone calls and the stress of the world through the media and traffic jams of life.
I can look at this:
Seeing nature is my daily routine while my friends may be seeing life in the fast lane in their routine.
The U.S. Forest Service, The Wilderness Society and the Ad Council knows the richness and beauty the forest may hold for everyone.
They feel escaping to the forest holds many benefits for us.
“It’s good to get outdoors! Daily life can be stressful and it can be hard to break free from our busy routines to reconnect with nature and with our children. But there are many proven benefits for children who spend time in nature: research shows that children who play outside have lower stress levels and more active imaginations, become fitter and leaner and are more likely to become environmentally conscious in the future.”
These Services help families experience nature and offers ideas for where to go and what to do, which makes it easier to grab your kids and start exploring by their development of DiscoverTheForest.org.
Wouldn’t you like to take some time and take a break and get in touch with nature?
The U.S. Forest Service, The Wilderness Society and the Ad Council on GOOD Maker need our help to spread the word about the “Discover the Forest’s Get Your Community Outdoors!” Challenge.
They are looking for ideas on how you can inspire your friends and neighbors to escape their stress and discover the great outdoors. One Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000 to bring their idea to life as well as a $500 Frontier Airlines voucher to escape to the forest of their choice for a vacation.
Do you have an idea how to help your friends escape?
Submit your own idea to the challenge at one of these sites:
www.discovertheforest.org and www.wilderness.org
Don’t forget to join the conversation at http://www.facebook.com/discovertheforest