Spending family time outside is easy, fun, free and makes us more connected to our great world. A growing body of scientific research shows that kids who do spend time outside are happier, healthier and smarter. Even though this seems like a no-brainer, kids today are spending much less time outside than we did when we were children.
NatureRocks was launched to make nature an important part of family life in America again while ensuring America's critical tradition of protecting our natural heritage remains a core value. We couldn’t agree more! If we ensure that kids of this era have personal experience spending time outside in nature -- the air we breathe, the water we drink and the beautiful places we treasure will be preserved for generations to come.
There are over 100 fun, easy, inexpensive, and interesting activities that you can do outside. You can even customize suggestions based on specific criteria – location, kids' ages, etc.. We've also got a handy "find nature" feature - just enter your zip code and are quickly provided with local details on everything from parks to forests and more, plus locations offering nature tours, classes and even gear.