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Other Sites to Explore
Check out these great websites for more ways to get outside.
- Appalachian Mountain Club, promoting the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region.
- Audubon Society of Rhode Island, dedicated to education, land conservation and advocacy, and protects or owns almost 9,500 acres of woodlands and coastal property embracing diverse natural habitats.
- Bay State Kids Outdoors, helping parents connect with nature through weekly, short walks in the Greater Boston area.
- Children & Nature Network, created to encourage and support the people and organizations working nationally and internationally to reconnect children with nature.
- Citizen Science Programs, projects in which public volunteers support professional researchers by submitting data, sharing experiences or spreading valuable information.
- Geocaching, an outdoor treasure hunting game in which players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online.
- Great Swamp Press, locally owned and operated publisher of hiking and mountain biking maps and guides for areas in and near Rhode Island.
- Green Hour, an online resource launched by the National Wildlife Federation providing parents the inspiration and tools to make the outdoors a part of daily life.
- KaBOOM!, saving play for America’s children by creating great playspaces through the participation and leadership of communities.
- Letterboxing, an outdoor treasure hunting game in which players combine navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry.
- The Nature Conservancy, protecting and restoring Rhode Island’s natural heritage for all.
- Nature Rocks, inspiration and empowerment for families to play and explore in nature.
- Nature For Kids, encouragement and ideas concerning wholesome outdoor recreation.
- Partnership for Providence Parks, a new initiative to support volunteer groups who seek to improve their communities by investing in their neighborhood parks.
- Passport to the Trails, a fun, free challenge for kids and adults to enjoy while getting exercise and exploring nature – find the “hidden” symbols and receive prizes!
- Playborhood, an online community for parents who want their children to go outside and play, but are frustrated with the lack of opportunities in this regard in contemporary 21st century society.
- RI Great Outdoors Pursuit, a game to help families enjoy the recreational resources and outdoor activities RI state parks have to offer, and to get moving toward a healthier lifestyle.
- RI State Parks, network of historic and magnificent greenspaces and greenways in RI.
- Tick Encounter Resource Center, providing information regarding ticks and tick-transmitted diseases, including the most up-to-date, effective actions that you can take to prevent ticks from biting you, your family, and your pets.