Nature-Based Physical Activities

Being active outdoors has many physical and mental health benefits including reduced stress and anxiety, increased happiness, and reduced obesity rates.  There are many nature-based activities that you can introduce to your students, regardless of your school’s location.  Scroll through the activities below to find games to play in the woods, walk and hike ideas, environmental stewardship activities, geocaching, and a land art lesson.


Get outside and search for some caches

Land Art

An excellent outdoor activity that emphasizes creativity, teamwork, and nature appreciation