Harvesting, canoeing, wood cutting – each season brings different reasons for Neighborhood House participants to get outdoors.
This fall, children in our Early Childhood program picked apples at Bartel’s Fruit Farm in Mequon and toured Waldvogel’s pumpkin farm. Elders in our citizenship program paddled in Washington Park, with support from Urban Ecology Center Staff. And volunteers got a workout revving up the chainsaws to chop wood at our Nature Center, helping program staff get ready for winter classes and maple sugar events.
DID YOU KNOW? Neighborhood House gets over 1000 kids outdoors annually, and more than a few adults, including parents and a loyal cadre of volunteers. Research shows that children who play outdoors regularly are happier, healthier, and stronger. Breathing fresh air in a natural, serene environment helps people reduce stress and anxiety, too!
See more great photos of our fall outings on our Facebook page.
Get outdoors with us at our 93-acre Nature Center – see our calendar page for upcoming events and outings.