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Discover the Forest

By Conny Coon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cool tools, lush design, and fun tips get kids into nature.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

My family and nature

great way to spend time with your family, this helps family to select where to go and what to do.

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Discover the Forest is a lush, beautiful place, much like the forests and parks it promotes. It presents information and facts in a simple, straightforward manner and encourages families to head outdoors to discover the wonders of the world of the nature. An easy-to-use tool allows users to type in ZIP codes to find nearby forests and parks and provides a legend for activities that are allowed at each, from bike riding to fishing to hiking. There are a handful of simple nature-focused games and activities (match the animal tracks, virtual leaf rubbing, how to use a compass), but the site attempts to steer kids away from the computer mouse and get them out of the house. A 12-page printable booklet gives kids ideas to help them explore, discover and engage in the outdoors -- while respecting forest, parks and the wildlife that resides there. There are also several links to topics, such as wildflowers, butterflies and rainforests that let kids explore further.

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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