For the young gardener, you will want to visit Aggie Horticulture. This site is just what you want to need to learn all about gardening. It includes two levels of gardener skills, information on composting, and all about the nutrition you can get from the plants in your gardens.
Be Outside: Links
Southern Idaho kids can find outdoor camps and activities from the College of Southern Idaho. Summer recreation, swimming and other organized activities.
Hey kids — take the President's Fitness Challenge. You can win awards, but more importantly, you can become healthier, happier and be on your way to a better life.
Does your school have an outdoor walking program? You can help start one! Teachers, parents, principals and students can all get involved.
You will just be amazed at the huge list of activities that How Stuff Works has put together to do outside. Like studying soil or rock collecting. There's even a science activity about how bugs feel about cold weather. It's a science lab in your back yard. Check it out now!
How Stuff works also has a lot more ideas for you. There are experiments in fossil finding, finding footprints, outdoor temperatures and lots, lots more.
Here's a cool site all about Idaho. It has numerous links to places you can visit right here in Idaho. See our forests, visit a nature center, learn about Idaho's symbols, and find a family trip just around the corner from your home.
Maybe you want to learn to hunt or fish with your family. This is the place for you. For information about hunting and fishing education and licenses in Idaho, please visit Idaho Fish and Game.
Maybe camping, boating or hiking is more for you. Check out Idaho State Parks and Recreation for camping locations, fees, regulations, lodging and more. Idaho is the place for outdoor kids to be.
Running outdoors is one of the best forms of exercise. Visit this outdoor site for lots of running games to play.
The MK Nature Center in Boise is a fun outdoor day trip for kids of all ages. Check out the fish of many varieties that you can see swimming up close through glass enclosures. Visit a park-like setting with birds and local creatures to see and hear. It's a day like no other.
For all types of Idaho adventures you will want to see the website for the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association. There are lots of things to do in Idaho including hiking, fishing, rafting, trail rides and winter sports. This site can fill you in on all of them and put you in touch with all the right people to help you gear up and enjoy the fun safely.
Take a peek at The Meridian Police Activities League (PAL). Pal is a nonprofit organization that provides outdoor activities for disadvantaged kids of all kinds in Idaho communities.
Check out this great list of outdoor games for you and your friends.
Here's a directory of outdoor activities for kids of all ages, from games to gardening, worm farming to bicycle tire repair.
The United States Botanic Garden is in Washington D.C. if you are ever there. But in the meantime, you can find some great outdoor activities to do in your very own back yard right on their website. See fun things to plant that will grow in time to see and eat them before the summer is over, as well as crafts and investigations that will add to your gardening experience.
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