6 Fun Nature Play Activities with the Rivera Family

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Education
, Children's Programming

×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all!Presented by Little Hummingbird SocietyWritten by Barry Rivera, Volunteer Manager at Austin Parks Foundation It’s a common misconception that in order to entertain kids you need …

Nature Play 101: The Basics and Benefits of Nature Play

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Education
, Blog Page

Presented by Little Hummingbird Society By Kathleen Barron, Senior Programs Manager at Austin Parks Foundation Nature Play is any open-ended, unstructured play opportunity using objects from – you guessed it – nature! Children are naturally drawn toward natural phenomena, and exploring objects in their natural environment, where they can independently observe, make connections, problem-solve and interpret these items. Numerous studies …

Easter Eggsibition: Bunnies on Parade in Your Neighborhood

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Education
, APF News, Children's Programming, Blog Page

× Hey, y’all! Though the city’s parks may be closed for Easter weekend, there are still some great ways to have fun right in the comfort of your own home! Be sure to check out our Eggstravaganza at a Distance and Neighborhood Eggsploration blogs for more Easter fun! Everyone loves a Parade! We’ve seen people all over the nation come …

Neighborhood Eggsploration: An Easter Scavenger Hunt

Grant Ausbury Easter 2020, 
Education
, APF News, Children's Programming, Blog Page, Little Hummingbird Society Page, COVID-19

× Hey y’all! Though the city’s parks may be closed for Easter weekend, there are still some great ways to have fun without leaving your neighborhood! Be sure to check out our Eggstravaganza at a Distance and Bunnies On Parade blogs for more Easter fun! So, how can we make the most of Easter weekend while sheltering in place? How …

Eggstravaganza at a Distance: Egg-free Easter Ideas

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Education
, APF News, Children's Programming, Blog Page, Little Hummingbird Society Page

× Hey y’all! Though the city’s parks may be closed for Easter weekend, there are still some great ways to have fun without leaving your neighborhood! Be sure to check out our Neighborhood Eggsploration and Bunnies On Parade blogs for more Easter fun! While we are all being good neighbors and only purchasing what we need, we thought now would …

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Normalizing Self Care: 7 Self Care Tips to Be Your Best Self

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Yoga
, All Parks, Yoga, Featured Top LPs, Blog Page, COVID-19

Over the last year, we’ve done our part to keep each other safe by sheltering in place, wearing a mask and much more as we adjusted to a new normal. Now more than ever, it’s important that we take care of ourselves as well! Let’s work on normalizing self care and doing what we can to promote a healthy mind …

Advocacy Update: Help Us Protect Austin’s Parkland

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×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all!As many of you know, Austin Parks Foundation (APF) has been working with our City Council allies and other advocates to ensure Austin’s land-use and development …

Support Our Community Partners During COVID-19 Outbreak

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×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all!Featured photo by MJ Tangonan It’s a hard time for a lot of people in our community right now. In order to help ease the burden, …

Seed Balls 101: Beginners Guide to Making Seed Balls

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×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all!Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, are one of our favorite ways to bring some color to our volunteer projects. They are an easy way …

A Quick Pick Me Up: Clean Up Games for the Whole Family

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×Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all!While we are all practicing social distancing, we know you and your families will be looking for some outdoor activities that are safe and fun! So, …