Wellness and Nature

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First, please read our  COVID-19 Recommendation.

Healthy Body and Mind

Nature can help you take care of your mental health by relieving stress and helping you relax and stay focused. When you feel calm and focused you do better in school and at work, and you find it easier to look out for others in your community.

There are many great ways to connect with nature. We have listed some simple indoor and outdoor activities to try that can be done alone or with others.

Being in nature gives you some fantastic ways to have fun moving and being active. Running, playing sports, dancing, and taking walks are all great examples of how to have fun and exercise. Exercising is also a great way to spend time with the people around you. No matter where you live, you can usually find places to have fun and be active. Think about your favorite playgrounds, parks, community centers, and trails. You may even discover that nature is just around the corner!

Indoor & outdoor activities 


Photo courtesy of Salvando al Loro Huasteco

Helping birds and your wellness

Resources and References

We have created a list of resources and references for you to explore webpages and books relating people’s wellness and nature.