Get Exploring with Nature Passport
Nature Passport is a new app that helps kids, families and classes play, explore, and learn outdoors.
Research shows that spending time outdoors is an essential part of a healthy, well-balanced childhood. Nature Passport encourages and motivates children to have fun engaging with their environment wherever that may be—from backyards and city parks, to beaches and other wild places.
When using our app, kids look up, not down. The goal is to engage with the natural world, with the app working as a support.
“I had a lot of fun with my daughter on our first outing with this app! One of the natural sculpture activities really kept her engaged for a long time... it allowed her to be creative and she loved being able to record the experience!” - Jessica Henderson (Facebook user)
Activities can be enjoyed by children and adults of any age, and can be filtered by type of environment, season, duration, difficulty, and more.
There are over 100 activities to choose from - all designed by experts in outdoor play and experiential education!
Tips on using the app as a family, are available at: https://www.naturepassport.org
Get started straight away with our web app - no need to download!
Why has Nature Play created an app?
Nature Play's mission is to help get more kids playing outside more often, but we know that isn’t easy in the modern technology-infused world.
The Nature Passport app is designed as a tool to help families and schools replace kids’ sedentary screen-time with playing, exploring and learning outdoors.
The app is part of a broader strategy to help families find a healthy mix of screen-time and nature play. Nature Play recommends a three-pronged approach to healthy technology use:
- Reduce: reducing the time your kids spend on technology, even a little bit, makes a difference
- Replace: use active technologies (like Nature Passport) to replace sedentary technologies wherever possible
- Balance: balance the time kids spend on sedentary technology with an equal, or greater, amount of time in active play outdoors.