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Art projects and crafts are a wonderful way to extend your outdoor experiences at home. Many of these projects also incorporate foraged materials, which encourages close looking on your next neighborhood walk!

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Paper Airplane Birds: Using Art and Science to Understand How Birds Fly

Paper Airplane Birds: Using Art and Science to Understand How Birds Fly

Do you have a budding birder like us? JJ has been obsessed with Peregrine Falcons lately, and he asked to make one at home. We decided to blend an art project with a little STEAM experiment in which we learned about the four different wing shapes through paper airplanes. And then we added the feathers and googly eyes! Click here to see how you can make your very own paper airplane birds, and to check out some cool videos about birds in flight!

Painted Walking Sticks

Painted Walking Sticks

In our recent interview about rattlesnake safety with Genie Moore, walking sticks kept emerging as useful advice for careful stepping. John has long been in the habit of picking up a good walking stick on a hike, but given this renewed perspective, I thought it might...

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