Go On An AdventureWe know that students are home for the foreseeable future, now is the perfect time to take that hike you’ve wanted to take your kids on, go kayaking on your favorite river or teach your kids to fish. There are so many outdoor activities that you can still enjoy while practicing social distancing.
State and National Parks
If you can’t visit a State or National Park, below is a list of some activities you can do right around your house or neighborhood outdoors.
- Have a picnic
- Ride your bike
- Go on a scavenger hunt
- Go for a walk/walk your dog
- Go fish at a nearby pond
- Play with sidewalk chalk
- Go for a hike
- play a game of hide-n-seek
- PLAY OUTSIDE
- Build a fort in your backyard
- Play with bubbles in your yard
- Play board games or read a book outside
- Plant a garden
- Paint rocks
Virtual Tours & Virtual Learning
Going outside on a new adventure may not be possible right now, so we have some awesome virtual ways to see the outdoors below:
We have created some great new content on our YouTube channel. We have videos about different state parks, different outdoor activities and more. Check out our YouTube channel here and be sure to subscribe to never miss a video.
The NC State Parks has awesome pictures, videos and virtual tours that you can check out here.
You can go on a virtual tour of many of our National Parks including:
The NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has an amazing resource for at-home learning, click here to visit their site. They have virtual tours from some amazing places across the state, distance learning lessons, blog posts and YouTube channels all right at this one page.
The Wonders of Wildlife has an awesome app, collaborating with Agents of Discovery launched Mission Conservation. The app is free and new content is added every Monday. Click here to go to their site to learn more.
Explore Asheville partnered with Google to create some amazing virtual tours! They went hiking and were able to capture more than 20 iconic hikes and destinations. Check out their tours and how they created it all by clicking here.