S: Jay's Spectacular Adventure
BC: Published on: January 5, 2012 Created by: Megha Patel
FC: Jay's Spectacular Journey
1: Early experiences with the natural world have been positively linked with the development of imagination and the sense of wonder. You have greater freedom not only to run and shout, but also to interact with, play with, and manipulate the environment. Even though you are young and still have much to learn, you would be surprised with how much initiative you have. You experience nature, not as background for events, but rather as a stimulator and experiential component of your activities. Unlike your traditional recess at school, you are never limited to the possible of activities you can do in nature. I can't emphasize enough how important is it for you to bond with your parents so eventually you can trust. With nature, you can learn to develop a loving attachment with your family. Not only that, but, you can also explore the perplexities of the world and push your curiosity to the limit. Nature can provide a path for parents to relieve themselves from all burdens in their life and have greater control over their stress management. The environment helps you explore and test your creativity, adaptability, and empathy. This book is specifically designed so that you, along with your parents, can stay astir or active in your essential years of life. From nature walks to visiting beautiful landscapes, this book is an adventure within itself. I promise the wonders you'll read about will be memorable and will leave you having an appreciation for the environment. This is hopeful something you will like to pass down to your child and then the generations after that. | 1 | Introduction
2: Stay safe! | 1) Poison - EW! You should always stay away from plants that look suspicious of containing poison. Make sure to be aware of your surrounding and stay away from restricted areas. In case you accidentally touch a poisonous plant, a first aid kit in need right away. Also special creme or ointment should be applied to the area. See you doctor right away afterwards :) | 2) Drowning - HELP!To prevent yourself from drowning, have an adult nearby who is trained and experienced on how to swim and save a a person from drowning. If you do drown, CPR should be preformed on you right away. | 3) Talking to Strangers -STRANGER DANGER! Remember "Stranger Danger?" If you don't just remember to stay with you parents and don't talk to anyone you don not know. | 5) Biking -GEAR UP! Never forget to wear protective gear such as helmets, knee pads, and also elbow pads. Make sure to check the streets for cars and always remember to never wear loose clothes. Just in case, be prepared with a first aid kit handy. | 4) Hydration - WATER! Don't dehydrate yourself! Always keep water bottles with you. You never know when you will need them!
3: 8) Playing outside in the sun ( Sun Burn) - OUCH! Always remember to put sunscreen on before playing outside to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen that is applied is definitely supposed to be at least SPF 15. If you end up getting burned anyways, Aloe or and any other creme treatment should be applied. | Stay safe! | 7) Dangerous UV Rays - PROTECT YOUR EYES! The sun's UV rays are usually most powerful around 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Therefore you should try to remember to wear sunglasses between that period of time. | 9) Crossing the Street - WATCH OUT! When you cross the street, make sure to hold you parents' hands, look both ways before you cross, and also walk in the crosswalk. Always be aware of your surroundings when you are crossing streets. | 10) All Emergency Situations - ITS BETTER TO SAFE THAN SORRY! Always fill you bag with an emergency phone number list, a first aid kit, flashlights, a battery operated radio, and back up batteries. | 6) Choking - HOW TO PREVENT YOURSELF FROM CHOKING? You should sit up straight up when you re eating to prevent yourself from choking. Make sure to no eat while you are playing around outside. Lastly, take smaller bites when you're eating food :)
4: Camping is such a fun way for you to get closer to your family without and distractions from media or technology :) The only question remaining is where should you go camping? | Address: Hershey Conewago Campground 1590 Hershey Road Elizabethtown, PA 17022 | How about Hershey Conewago Campgroud?! | Prices: Tent or RV per day: $34.00 Log Cabin per day: $80.00 | Hours: Mon - Sun:8:00 am-8:00 pm
5: What better way to stay healthy than to eat the best of what nature has to offer. We can go to our local farm, such as Strite's Orchard, and pick out fresh, delicious, and nutritious fruits and vegetables. Just for kicks and to test you knowledge, I'll have you try to identify as many fruits and veggies as possible. | Address: Strites' Orchard 1000 Strites Rd Harrisburg,PA 17111 | Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM to 5PM ~ Sat 8AM to 5PM CLOSED SUNDAYS | Prices: Prices may vary depending what's in season | Strites' Orchard Farm Market and Bakery
6: You can explore the reverences of the environment by visiting the zoo and gazing at the amazing creatures in astonishment. You can learn their way life; for example, what they eat, where they live, what other animals they associate with, and much more. | Like what you'll do with the fruits an vegetables, I also have you try to identify as many animals as you can. :)
7: We can visit the Washington D.C. Zoo where there are tons of animals to see. | Hours: Open everyday except December 25 April–October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. November–March 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Prices: Its absolutely free :) | Parking: $16 - Three hours $22 - More than three hours | Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008. | Washington D.C. National Zoo
8: How about a book?! | “Going Downtown and Other Rhymes,” a book written by Khoo Kim Choo, is a wonderful book that can be read to you. You will definitely love the story lines and listening to the funny words that fill the pages. | Your eyes will be filled with wonder as you turn each page You will greatly enjoy this book and will want to hear it over and over again. | You can find this book, along with many other wonderful stories at the International Children's Digital Library
9: “Going Downtown and Other Rhymes,” is about a frog who takes a trip downtown. The story tells of all the things that people can find downtown. Such as were you can go shopping, restaurants to eat at, and residential areas. Also, it tells them that there are zoos that can be visited downtown. When visiting the zoos, it tells of all the animals that are in the zoo and it explains what type of things that these animals can do. Just imagine, what kind of animals can you find at the zoo? Sometimes, your can even do the things that the book tells in the stories,such as clapping your hands. Along with these stories, there is a rhyme with each small story and some of the rhymes tells how you can do certain things or how things are done. Explore the adventures the frog has once he's out and about down town.
10: Even though wildlife above the ground is pretty magical, we tend to forget about the little critter beneath us. From little shrimp to the great large whale, the deep blue sea has it all.
11: What better way to look at underwater life an to visit your region aquarium, such as The Baltimore National Aquarium. Like before, I will have to try to identify these animals as well. It will be a memory that you will never forget :) | Hours: MON–THR 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FRI 10 a.m.–8 p.m. SAT-SUN 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Address: National Aquarium 501 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland, 21202 | Prices: Age 12-59 (Adult) - $24.95 Age 3-11 (Child) - $19.95 Age 60+ (Senior) -$23.95 | Baltimore National Aquarium
12: Visiting th aquarium is great on rainy days, however, when its bright and beautiful outside, there is no better way to experience nature than to be out an about . Canoeing is a great way for families to bond in a peaceful place. A great place to go canoeing is in Bushkill Falls; The Niagra of Pennsylvania. | Address: Bushkill Falls Road P.O. Box 151 Bushkill, PA 18324 | Price: Adults: $11 Seniors (Ages 62 and older): $10 Children (Ages 4 through 10): $6 Children (Ages 3 and younger): Free | Hours: Open April through November: 9:00 AM and close at either 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, or 7:00 PM. | Bushkill Falls; The Niagra of Pennsylvania
13: Planting a tree will help you develop a better appreciation for the environment. One organization that helps out with tree planting is "TreePeople.' They allow people to come in on days an volunteer to plant trees. :) | You must register to get yourself on TreePeople.org to get scheduled to volunteer on a cite for planting trees. | Address: 12601 Mulholland Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210
14: In the summer, we can enjoy the natural wonders of the world together. There is no other perfect way to get out a stay active other than cite seeing with the people you love the most | Address: There is no "address" for the Grand Canyon. You will see businesses with a Grand Canyon city address and a 86023 postal code. These businesses are generally located in Tusayan, AZ near the entrance to the South Rim. | Address: 301 Prospect Street Niagara Falls NY. | Adress: 42218 N.E. Yale Bridge Rd. Amboy, WA 98601 | PS. Make you take plenty of pictures at the landscapes! You dont want to ever forget this memory. :) | Niagra Falls | Mount St. Helen | The Grand Canyon
15: Taking nature walks is a fantastic way for you to stay active and also enjoy the gems that nature has to offer. A great place to take them is at Bushkill Falls. | Bushkill Falls; The Niagra of Pennsylvania | Trails at Bushkill Falls: Yellow Trail - 45 minutes to walk. Blue Trail - 1 hour and 15 minutes to walk. Red Trail - Takes over 2 hours to hike. | Address: Bushkill Falls Road P.O. Box 151 Bushkill, PA 18324 | Prices: Ages 10 - 61: $11 Ages 62+: $10 Ages 4 - 10: $6 Ages 0 - 3: Free | Hours: Open at 9:00 AM and close at either 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, or 7:00 PM.
16: Climbing a tree can really make you see the world from a whole different point of view. At the top of a tree, you can see everything thats going on in you area. You don't have to go anywhere to climb a tree too, you can do it in your own backyard.
17: Step on How to Make a Tree House: 1) First make sure you have a very nice, sturdy, and safe tree for building the treehouse. The tree must have roots that go deep into the ground. The trunk of the tree must also be quite strong, and the tree should be a live one. 2) Plan your treehouse as accurately as possible, by drawing it out on graph paper using the real measurements of the tree. Planning your treehouse avoids disappointment, as it often makes sure your design will work. 3) Put a rope ladder in the tree, or nail some boards to the trunk to serve as steps. 4) If sitting on the branches isn't enough, you can nail some boards together across two branches that grow close together. 5) Add some more boards around the edges of the platform to create a railing. 6) Attach a plastic tarp to the trunk of the tree and angle it to the far side of the railing to form a roof. 7) 7You can add some light outdoor furniture, such as plastic chairs, to the treehouse | Build a treehouse! Making a treehouse from your own two bare hands will help you develop a better under-standing for the environment :)) Be sure to have an adult help you make it.
18: SWIMMING <3 I know for a fact that you love to swim and I think it's a wonderful activity. At your age, a child should be pretty active and swimming is a great way to do just that :) | You can go to your regional beach on summer vacation and go swimming. An excellent place is Myrtle Beach. | Address: Myrtle Beach Resort Vacations 5905 S Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
19: ~ This book is dedicated to my ~ ~ amazing cousin, Jay. ~ ~ I Love You, Megha ~
20: Zoo: 1) Zoo Rostock Br by az1172 on flickr.com 2) giraffes by nige_mar on flickr.com 3) koala by jsteel on flickr.com 4) Panda by kevin dooley on flickr.com 5) Tiger by Dave Stokes on flickr.com 6) Eagle from Kerala - closeup view by Rameshng on flickr.com Aquarium: 1) Aquarium by Rick Smit on flickr.com 2) National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD by seannaber on flickr.com 3) Aquarium by Niklas Barsk on flickr.com 4) aquarium by twicepix on flickr.com 5) National Marine Aquarium by Cyberslayer on flickr.com 6) National Marine Aquarium by Cyberslayer on flickr.com Planting a Tree: 1) Pretty Tree by cat1205123 on flickr.com 2) Tree: Raby Castle Gardens by Ambersky235 on flcikr.com 3) Cherry Tree in full bloom by rudbekia on flickr.com Biking on a Nature Trail: 1) Mountain Biking Deer Creek Trail, Crested Butte, CO by TRAILSOURCE.COM on flickr.com 2) Mountain Bike Bottle Lake Forest Park, Christchurch, New Zealand by TRAILSOURCE.COM on flickr.com 3) Mountain Bike 401 Trail, Crested Butte, CO, USA by TRAILSOURCE.COM on flickr.com Nature walks: 1) Nature Trail by meddygarnet on flcikr.com 2) Nature trail by metabrilliant on flickr.com 3) Picture A Day October 21, 2009 - Panther Canyon Nature Trail by mlhradio on flickr.com | Citing Sources
21: Canoeing: 1) Canoeing by Jon McGovern on flickr.com 2) Canoe Tour, Belmont Bay by vastateparksstaff of flickr.com 3) canoeing on the Oulanka National Park by RukaKuusamo.com on flickr.com Swimming: 1) Snorkelling by Kaptain Kobold on flickr.com 2) Maui 1997 Snorkeling by weber_sd on flickr.com 3) Snorkeling by kevin1024 on flickr.com Climb a tree: 1) The Old Climbing Tree by graysky. On flickr.com 2) Tree Climbing 2 by Kaibab National Forest on flickr.com 3) Tree Climbing 1 by Kaibab National Forest on flickr.com Farm/Fruits/Vegetable 1) Vegetables by Martin Cathrae on flickr.com 2) Fruit plates by JB Moment in Time Photography on flickr.com 3) Farm, Pescadero by dbaron on flcikr.com Camping: 1) Mt Rainier NP Camping by Bev and Steve on flickr.com 2) camp fire by ilkerender on flickr.com 3) Camp by kellec on flickr.com Natural Landscapes: 1) mount st. helens - 32 by Luca Zappa on flickr.com 2) Niagra Falls by roychung1993 on flickr.com 3) Grand Canyon by Markusnl on flickr.com Tree Houses: 1) Tree House by AndyRobertsPhotos on flickr.com 2) Tree house by readerwalker on flickr.com 3) tree house by Woody Thrower on flickr.com | Citing Sources Continued