Shinrin Yoku is the traditional practice of immersing yourself in nature by using all five senses. It’s planned and purposeful. In English, Shinrin Yoku is loosely translated as Forest Bathing …
Nature Activities Galore
If you are unsure of what to DO outside or if you’re tired of doing the same ‘ol things, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
In Nature Matters Academy, you’ll get a weekly nature activity plan with a supply list, instructions, age modifications, questions to ask, and a simple explanation of the science. Additionally, you’ll receive a monthly list of fun and simple activities you can do any day – let your child choose!
You’ll never be at a loss of activities to engage your children and family in nature!
Planning & Packing
Do you have good intentions for getting your kids outside more but find that getting out the door is the hardest part? Do you bring so much stuff that you feel like a pack mule?
In Nature Matters Academy, we provide you with planning strategies and packing lists to make your nature adventures easier to accomplish. You’ll feel confident getting outdoors and peaceful knowing that you have everything you need and you’re prepared if something happens.
And most importantly, you’ll be present with your kids. No more stress!
Have you ever felt discouraged because you have a hard time pulling your child away from the screen and into nature? Maybe you’re discouraged because your child doesn’t like dirt or you can’t name a single bird outside. Have you wondered if nature could be a treatment for your child’s anxiety or hyperactivity?
Whatever changes you want to see for your kids or family, the community of like-minded parents in Nature Matters Academy will support you along the way. We’ll encourage you and help you find resources. You are not alone, my friend!
Access to a Scientist
Have you ever had a question about nature but wasn’t sure who to ask?
In Nature Matters Academy, you have direct access to a scientist – me, Dr. Jenny! Although I may not be able to answer every question, I have a large network of nerdy friends and we can figure it out.
The focus in the Academy is more on asking questions about nature and being curious about the world around us. We want to foster curiosity and discovery in our kids. But, it’s always good to follow up with your kids’ questions and I can help you do that.