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Madison Metropolitan School District

Being Outdoors in the Natural World

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside... I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
- Anne Frank

  • Revisit the guidance for social distancing: includes advice to avoid playground structures, as coronavirus can live on plastic and metal for two to three days, and these structures aren’t getting regularly cleaned.

  • Going for a walk outside, maintaining 6 feet distance from others. Taking a walk with your family around your neighborhood and counting how many people you see that you know, looking for animals, etc. 

  • The Healing Power of Nature:  comprehensive resources from the University of Minnesota, including bringing the outdoors inside

  • Eco Watch: Beat the Blues with these Wildlife and Nature Webcams: webcams from around the globe to lift our spirits!

  • Wild Birds Unlimited Owl Cam: get close to nature from the inside looking out.