Plugging Into Parks: Help Us Shape This App For Outdoor Learning
Parks are incredible places for families to explore and learn together. With your help, we're hoping to get more Pittsburgh families in parks to learn through a new app.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is excited to be partnering with Islandwood and Nature Play, Western Australia to launch an app called Nature Passport. This app will encourage families to get outdoors to connect with nature by playing, exploring and learning together. Nature Passport will feature a library of hands-on activities ("quests") designed to provide fun and informal experiences that foster curiosity and appreciation for nature. Activities include things like turning over a log to see what is living underneath, skipping rocks or racing bark boats down a stream, and observing the diversity of birds during a hike.
Before the app's launch in Pittsburgh later this year, we'd love to get input from area parents like you. With your help, we're hoping to shape guidelines that will answer questions like: What should parents know when they go outside? What should they bring? What activites can they do?
Want to help? Tell us how you learn with your family outdoors with this ten-minute survey:
Did we mention that one select entry will win Parks Conservancy water bottles for their whole family?
Thanks for helping us to get more families outside and learning!