Happy May! While you might not exactly be in a celebratory mood, we think it’s important to celebrate the beauty of spring. Flowers and plants aren’t taking time off to quarantine, and we should be grateful they’re bringing a little beauty into our worlds right now.
We’ve been busy here at Outdoors Rx, moving much of our programming online. In the past month we’ve:
- Put together a series of Outdoors Rx At Home Challenges where families can complete challenges on their own and earn regular Outdoors Rx program badges
- Created videos to go along with challenges
- Begun holding virtual nature art sessions for families
- Disseminated a resource guide aimed at our communities in Framingham, Waltham, Boston, Chelsea, and Revere
One positive part of this pandemic is seeing our mission in action. Folks are constantly being told to get outdoors, but only in their yard or neighborhood; this is hard for many people, but Outdoors Rx families are champions of neighborhood nature. They’re taking this in stride, proving to us how resilient they are, and we could not be more proud.
We are grateful to all our partners who are essential workers—grocery store employees, farmers, pharmacists, scientists, janitorial staff, healthcare workers, and so many more. We are here for you and your families, so please let us know if there’s anything we can do to support you.
Yours From the Outdoors,
Leah and Cassie