Ex­plor­ing the great out­doors

The Queensland Times - - LIFE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS -

A GREAT way to get chil­dren con­nected to the out­doors and en­joy­ing na­ture is to take them on a hike or bush­walk.

Kids en­joy the sense of ad­ven­ture and go­ing some­where new. There’s a wide range of parks and trails in your lo­cal area.

Check out your lo­cal coun­cil web­site or the State Gov­ern­ment’s Na­tional Parks and Forests site for a list of places to visit.

Re­mem­ber when go­ing on a hike to leave no trace other than your foot­prints.

Make sure that all your rub­bish is col­lected – tak­ing a large zip-top plas­tic bag al­ways works well.

This teaches and in­spires chil­dren to en­joy the out­doors re­spon­si­bly.


★ Aus­tralia has more than 500 na­tional parks.


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