Nature Play Pledge
Children today spend more time indoors now than ever before. Spending time in nature is shown to help children become healthier and happier.
Commit your family to spending more time outdoors each week by signing the Nature Play Pledge. You will receive periodic emails with information on nature-based events around San Antonio and nature play ideas for at home. Take our short survey and be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift certificate for either a Garden Membership or shopping at the Garden Gift Shop.
Reintroduce children to nature with activities that connect them to the natural world. Anything goes, as long as children are free to exercise their imagination and explore the outdoors on their own terms, whether at home or in the wild.
- Get up close to nature at home: who lives under rocks and bushes, and up in the trees? The longer you look, the more you will see!
- As a family, try having picnic dinners at your local park, or take a hike together on the Greenway Trails—let the children explore and engage with nature as much as they can!
- Recharge your mind by reading, studying, sketching, or taking photos outside. You will be amazed at the inspiration you find in nature!
Don’t forget sunscreen, water, and snacks on your adventures!