10 Ways to Explore Nature at Night by Go Explore Nature
Summer is full of warm days that blend right into slightly cooler evenings – most of which are perfect for being outside. Combine that with less pressure to get the kids to bed at a certain time and you’ve got a winning combination. Time to head outside and explore!
A few tips for exploring nature at night with kids:
- Keep it short and simple. Since our kids are usually low on energy at the end of the day, we try to keep our nighttime exploring shorter than daytime activities.
- Dress for the weather. Even though daytime temperatures may be high, nights get cool fast, so be prepared with jackets and hats if needed.
- Be safe! Reflective clothing, glow sticks and/or flashlights are also important to help make sure others can see you out there!
Now for those 10 ideas I promised…
ABOUT DEBI: Debi Huang is a Los Angeles-based wife, mom and adventure guide for two young boys. Her blog at Go Explore Nature is all about getting kids and families outdoors and connected to nature – whether in your own backyard or beyond.
My specialties are silliness, mess-making and laughing until it hurts or makes you cry. I seek sanity from nature and am always trying to get the boys out in it, too. We love the outdoors, baseball games, road trips, animal encounters and family vacations to anywhere the mood takes us (especially Yosemite). You can read a few other random things about me here.
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