Week 4: Parks and Green Space

It’s no question that spending time outside is good for our well-being. Parks and green spaces offer environmental and social benefits for all ages to enjoy, however, we’ve had to get creative and visit these places in new ways. Whether it’s exploring amazing ecosystems through a virtual field trip, taking a walk through the neighborhood, or smelling the flowers in your own backyard, everyone can still enjoy time with nature, even if it’s all done from the great indoors!


Activities 

Celebrate National Park Week and explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, and find your park. 

Take a virtual field trip and learn more about California State Parks from the comfort of your own home. 

Explore nature in and around your home with iNaturalist. Record your nature observations, share with fellow naturalists, and discuss your findings! 

Learn about animals from all different parts of the world in the free courses offered by the San Diego Zoo Global Academy

Check out these garden activities for all ages to enjoy.

Kathy, a garden expert at Green Thumb Nursery, is planting up multiple veggie & herb planters and giving a very informative & entertaining presentation of how to plant up your own! Tune in on Facebook or Youtube to watch Kathy’s class.

From the great outdoors to the great indoors! Venture on a spring scavenger hunt or indoor hunt from home.  


This Week's Reads

Search the library’s OverDrive service or the Hoopla App for the titles below:
The Lorax by Dr. Suess
Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon
We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines
Backpacking California by Wilderness Press
Salt to Summit by Daniel Arnold 


2020 Earth Month Vendors

Don’t forget to explore the Virtual Earth Festival Webpage! You’ll have the chance to view environmental businesses and organizations, purchase local sustainable goods, and discover resources to take your Earth Month experience to the next level.