Monday, December 28, 2015

Five great quotes for kids on a day hike

“Going to the woods is going home.”
Photo courtesy of Fishing Mike_tn/Photoree.
One of the great advantages of being out on the trail with your children is the opportunity to bond with them – to jointly share the beauty of nature, to engage in meaningful conversation. The former will take care of itself, but the latter is up to you.

To that end, here are five great quotations about hiking that you might discuss with your children, especially if they are in upper elementary grades or teenagers:

“Going to the woods is going home.” - John Muir

“Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder and awe.” – Carl Sagan

“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

“I do not think the measure of a civilization is how tall its buildings of concrete are but rather how well its people have learned to relate to their environment and fellow man.” – Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle

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