Take A Breath

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Breathe.

Throughout the last year it seems we have had to repeat that to ourselves over and over again. It feels like we have been cooped up so long inside and behind masks– necessary precautions, but stifling nonetheless. 

Fresh air is hugely important to our physical and mental health, doubly so for our children. Fresh air helps strengthen the immune system, helping prevent colds and headaches. Exposure to fresh air and sunlight helps our minds destress and reset. For children being outside also helps strengthen their self-discipline and ability to concentrate. 

That is why we are inviting you to take a moment to step out into nature, to take a moment to breathe. Away from people, we can safely slip our masks down and take in the cool wilderness around us. We can let our children run free, strengthening their bodies and minds, their lungs filled with fresh clean air.

Go ahead, take a moment. 

Just breathe.

Sources:

https://newbyleisure.com/blog/2017-10-23-the-fresh-air-will-do-you-good-why-fresh-air-is-important-for-children

https://www.teachearlyyears.com/nursery-management/view/the-benefits-of-sunshine-and-fresh-air

Looking Back, Moving Forward.

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2020 has been a long hard road for many, one that is not quite finished yet. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented serious challenges to each one of us. Even so, we have come so far, and the end is finally in sight. We here at Trees Indiana would like to take this moment to reflect and thank you all for your consistent support throughout 2020.

This year we are happy to say we were still able to hold our 7th annual Tree’s Trail Challenge safely, making use of technology to maintain social distancing. Thanks to all who were able to run with us – including several first-time participants!

We also wish to thank those who made use of our online sign up to visit our Nature Explore Classroom, exploring this nature rich space with your families. We hope to see you all again in the spring! 

We understand that maintaining connections to each other and the outdoors are more important than ever this year. We would like to thank everyone that made sure their children continued to get exercise and sunlight regularly. We applaud those who made both their physical and mental health a priority. 

We’ve learned a lot this year, finding creative new ways to carry out our mission. We’ll build upon and carry these lessons forward into 2021. Again, we thank you for your commitment and support to Trees Indiana. 

Holiday Greetings and yes, Happy New Year!