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Being outside and enjoying nature benefits kids’ bodies and brains. It also helps them learn more about nature’s wonders and builds a deeper connection to the outdoors.

Visiting your local park, walking on the beach or making art with nature items you find around your yard are easy (and free) ways to spend time outside.

The Gulf Coast has plenty of places that will get your kid learning and enjoying nature hands-on including outdoor camps, hiking trails and local nature centers.

Want more ideas? Check out the Gulf of Mexico Alliance’s #GetIntotheGulf posts on Facebook and Instagram all year long.

– Christina Mohrman, Gulf of Mexico Alliance


Get outside this spring