Call to Action: Connecting with the Great Outdoors

This week we invite you to maximize the benefits of the great outdoors, and connect to the nature that surrounds you during these beautiful days of Indian Summer.

Take a moment to consider what nature and the great outdoors means to you. Do you imagine a distant forest? A far off mountain? An exotic beach?

Now let’s expand our definition. Nature is everywhere — on city sidewalks, the big sky above, the farmers’ market, your own backyard, the garden, city greenways, plants, animals, people, and, of course, in the beautiful national parks we are so blessed to experience across the country. Nature isn’t some far away place to visit only on a long weekend. It’s all around, and can (And should!) be savored right NOW.

 

So —this week, let’s take a pause to unplug from our devices for five minutes a day and connect with nature.

 

Weekly Call To Action:

Take five minutes each day to Connect With Nature.

Find one spot to return to each day, whether it is your own backyard, a nearby park, a bench on the sidewalk, or an adventure into the wild. Or try a different spot every day!

Can you pause to notice a beautiful flower, a rooftop sunset, or the flowing water in a creek or river? Or is there some outdoor activity you can commit to each day? Walking, running, swimming, yoga in the park, a bike ride, or paddle boarding.

 

Need some inspiration?

How about gondola rides to the top of Mount Rainer in Washington, scuba diving at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach, hiking the Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania and free kayaking in downtown Manhattan? Check out this incredible website chock full of outdoor recreational ideas nationwide!

 

Let us know how YOU connect to the great outdoors right NOW in the comment section below!

 

 

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