Backpacking with Kids in Yellowstone National Park
Outdoor Education | Travel Essays

Backpacking with Kids in Yellowstone National Park

How many times have I heard,“I’ll wait until the kids are older to travel?” Many parents limit their choice of destination, or travel altogether, fearing that it might be too difficult. In a recent CNN Go post, Elaine Ee lists 5 family travel rules that she claims will “make everyone’s travel experience — particularly yours…

Go On a Birding Family Adventure in the Adirondacks
Family Travel | Outdoor Education

Go On a Birding Family Adventure in the Adirondacks

A walk through the boreal forests of the Adirondack Parks places you in the midst of an avian symphony – a grouse plays the low notes, drumming on a log, and the warblers carry the melody. But spotting individual warblers is no easy feat. On a spring walk along trails at the Adirondack Park Visitor…

National Parks In New York: Free Days and Junior Rangers
Outdoor Education

National Parks In New York: Free Days and Junior Rangers

When many students are on Spring Break, more than 100 national parks across the country will waive entrance fees in celebration of National Park Week on April 20-28, 2013. With free admission and special events, it’s a great time to introduce kids to New York’s historical, cultural, and natural wealth through the National Park’s Junior Ranger…

Ultimate Guide to Rockhounding in New York!
Outdoor Education | Lifelong Learning

Ultimate Guide to Rockhounding in New York!

Little kids love to collect rocks, even if it’s just a piece of gravel. Even older kids get a kick out of working the gemstone mining station found at Howe Caverns, High Falls Gorge,?and other rockhounding sites. Why not capitalize on that intrinsic curiosity of nature to introduce children to geology while scoring some nifty…