Connect with Beyond Your Doorstep!

Connect with Beyond Your Doorstep! A fun nature show for kids 6-12 years old. Host Peter Schriemer is a young naturalist who truly believes that critters are cool. In each 30-minute episode, Peter explores the view that all creatures are … Continue reading »


Give Your Kids a Green Hour

Give Your Kids a Green Hour A Green Hour is time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. In 2007, the National Wildlife Federation launched GreenHour.org, an online resource providing parents the inspiration and tools to make the … Continue reading »


Games “What Doesn’t Belong?” Along a natural trail, place unnatural items in spots both easy and hard to spot (depending, too, on the age and experience of the children). The number and nature of the items will also vary in … Continue reading »


Kid tips:

Kid tips: “Every Day Outside.” Make it a goal to have your kids experience the outdoors every day of the year. “The weather outside is frightful” but the kids can find it delightful! “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor … Continue reading »



Adopt-a-place: This is of broader scope than just one tree. Set boundaries of one place that your child will get to know in every way possible through all seasons—from tree or bush tops to beneath the surface of the soil. … Continue reading »