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There is a certain feeling that comes over you when you know your kids have been inside too long. When you know the children have been drooling in front of the screen for too long, your instincts kick in. Its getting harder and harder to convince kids that the outside world is actually much more exciting than the digital one.
That is quite a shame but its true. Kids need motivation to get out. Another quiet epidemic is the fact that neighborhoods don’t have as many kids as they used to. Also, these kids are not as willing to join in for some fun outside. Its a struggle.
However, for children ages 5-13 the National Parks System might have an answer to get them back into the real world!
Tell your kids about the junior rangers. I guess before you can do that you have to know what the junior rangers are yourself.
National Parks Junior Rangers
This initiative was started to raise awareness and get children into the national parks system. A junior ranger can print off a workbook that will have a number of different worksheets within it. There is a massive directory at the website that features workbooks for nearly all the national parks in our country.
Upon completion of their workbook junior rangers will also take a moment to share their answers from their workbook with a park ranger and they will get a signed certificate.
Its very boy scout style but its still a reason to get the kids out into the wild with a set of goals to accomplish. There is 100% that these kids will learn something new about their environment if they participate. Its completely free and there are even options that don’t require a trip to a National Park.
Take advantage of this opportunity in 2019. They have even released a fishing workbook this year! Get the poles out!
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