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How to have a Great Nature Walk

Step One: Pick a Natural Space

Pick a natural space you want to visit. Nature is everywhere, so this can be as close as your backyard or as distant as another state or country. We recommend starting out with a space close to home to better understand the nature that you are surrounded by every day. After that, you can explore even more areas and have a piece of your own natural space to compare and contrast.

Step Two: Plan and Prepare

What are you hoping to get out of your time in mature? Do you want to be like many other naturalists and write down your thoughts in a journal? Do you want to learn about the ecosystem you are visiting by heading to a nature center? Are you just looking for peace in a chaotic time? These are all great reasons, so be sure to cater your trip to YOU.

Step Three: Observe and Connect

Use all of your senses while you are taking your nature walk. What do you see? Smell? Hear? Immerse yourself in the wonder and beauty that surrounds you! How many colors can you find? How many plants can you smell? Go all out and explore the different ways you can connect! (You can even use the Japanese art of forest bathing to do this.)

Step Four: Reflect

How did your nature walk make you feel? Did it help you to find a deeper connection to nature? Did it inspire you to take on an environmental project? Do you find you’re your time in nature made you happy? At Peace? The opposite?! You get to decide the outcome, so make it count!

Step Five: Share

Share your journey with other Girl Scouts, family, or friends to help them better understand the natural world as well. Sharing your story wont just help you discover why you want to be a naturalist. It might also help others who are far removed from natural spaces to connect to nature again or find an appreciation for the great outdoors that they might not have had before.

Now, get out there and be a naturalist!

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Naturalist Club meets twice a month. Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors meet every other week on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Register here. Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors meet every other week on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Register here.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Naturalist Club: Register NOW

Do You Love…. Nature? Animals? The Environment? Using Resources Wisely? Fun, Upcycled Crafts? If you answered yes to any of these, we invite you to join us  for Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Naturalist Club! This biweekly, virtual club will focus on activities and badge-earning in topics like:

  • Interesting Animals and Plants
  • Earth Stewardship
  • Upcycled Crafts
  • Sustainable Art Projects

Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors meet on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Our next meeting is September 23, 2020. Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_naturalist_club_dbj_virtual

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors meet on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Our next meeting is September 24, 2020. Register here: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/fall_2020_naturalist_club_csa_virtual

Meetings will have an emphasis on using resources wisely and making the world a better place. Some fun eco-friendly projects we’ve done in the past include: Earth Day necklaces, forever flowers, upcycled journals, recycled desk organizers, and more. We’ll also explore topics such as zookeeping, aquariums, what it means to be a naturalist, and some of the easiest ways to have a lower impact on our planet. Join us and connect with your Girl Scout sisters across the state to become nature-loving, earth-friendly Girl Scouts!  We hope to see you there!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.