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Nature Connection: Solo Walk

Nature Connection: solo walk cards

A quiet solo walk can be an important and impactful event for nurturing a child's connection to the natural world. Observations from a two minute journey can develop memories for a lifetime. Time walking alone--listening to sounds, watching for colors, or the movement of birds--provides an opportunity for deeper connection. It also provides time to reflect on self and ask questions about the world around us.

Download our student and field-tested cards (PDF 4.5MB) designed to enhance a child's wonder, connection to, and understanding of, plant life in the natural environment surrounding them and to enhance a child's connection to native plants. Depending on the target age groups, cards can be as simple as indicating the presence of a nearby flowering plant, or as detailed as having the participant find a fallen alder seed cone and examine it.

Solo Walk Keys for Success

Design your own cards that fit the specific environment you will explore, focusing on the native plants in your area and share them with us!

Robert Frost

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