Children benefit physically, mentally, and even spiritually by reconnecting with nature; it helps them feel happier and healthier. Educating children about nature also helps foster a lifelong appreciation of the plants and animals that live around us, and can make children better future stewards of our precious natural resources.
Getting Outdoors and Into Nature
Discover Nature in Your Area
Find events, nature centers and conservation areas in your region.
- Interpretive Centers
- Nature Centers
- Learn to Fish
- Wonders of Wildlife – WOW
- Find a State Park
- Become a State Park or Historic Site Explorer
- State Park and Historic Site Events
- Volunteer in Parks program
Have Fun with Missouri’s Agriculture
Here are just a few of the great activities listed on Missouri Grown’s page that children and adults can both enjoy. Be sure to check the Farm Fun page for more great ideas to enjoy the bounty of Missouri’s harvests.
Athletics provide a great way to enjoy being outside. Getting connected to one of these organizations can lead to a healthier life and lasting friendships.