Focus Wild Arizona has been a leader in classroom-based wildlife education for almost a decade. Now, we are bringing it home!
Are you looking for activities and resources to get your kids more quality experiences in nature? Well, this page is an invaluable resource full of ideas to help get you started. Check out some of the options below.
Getting Kids Outside
There is an increasing body of research that shows the positive impact that a child’s exposure to nature and the outdoors can have on their health and well-being. As a result, the Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to help you and your family Get Outside!
You should realize that it doesn’t have to be complicated. Even 30 minutes a day outside can make an impact. Download our fun A-to-Z Guide which lists 26 classic ideas that all children should enjoy. When was the last time your kids (or even you) rolled down a grassy hill, took an alphabet hike, or painted with flowers? Our friends at Be Outside Idaho have 101 more ideas!
Ready for more?
Visit the Department’s Get Outside! webpage for lots of ideas to get you started with watchable wildlife, fishing, hunting and more.
If you are ready to explore hunting and the outdoors with even more gusto, then be sure to check out our Outdoor Skills page for information about mentored hunting camps and other events.
You should also consider signing up for some of the Department’s electronic newsletters to keep “in the know” about upcoming programs and opportunities.
Be sure to check out the Department publications. We have a variety of books that will help you enjoy Arizona’s wildlife resources.
Remember that you don’t have to do any of this alone. it is often easier to stay motivated with more support. Social networks can help you find like-minded families in your area. The Children & Nature Network has a great guidebook for starting a Family Nature Club.
Want even more?
Have you exhausted all of the Department’s ideas? Check out the resources available from our friends and partners: