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We created the FIRST EVER map of places you can visit—thanks to Oregon land trusts! "The Oregon I Am" map highlights 81 places you can enjoy! When you provide your email address you can select a Spanish or English version of the map!
10 great ways to get outside … without going anywhere!
#1: Bird watch from your porch
Research shows that bird watching is good for your health. You don't need much to get try it out. Find a good spot to sit, ideally near some trees or flowers that attract birds, wait and listen. Enjoy a technology free moment, see how many birds you can see in 20 minutes!
#2: Eat a meal outside
Spread out a blanket, set up a table or ask the restaurant if you can sit on the patio and bring your food outside. Make your meal a little longer, stretch your legs and hopefully let the sunshine soak into your back.
#3: Get out and garden
Rain or shine, it is good to dig in the dirt. Clear the weeds, plant some flowers, mow the lawn, prune the bushes. Take a break, drink some water and smell the flowers!
#4: Walk to the store
Take the extra time today and walk to the store. Bring a backpack, buy what you need and enjoy the stroll home.
#5. Take a nap in a hammock
#6. Make a phone call outside
#7. Go for a bike ride
#8. Visit your local public park
#9. Play with your kids outside
#10. Make a bouquet and bring the outdoors indoors