This is Passport to Texas
Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 52 weeks fresh possibilities. So, let’s consider how to make 2016 better for ourselves and our loved ones.
Of course, we could all get outside more because life’s better outside. But you knew that.
Time in nature has a way of resetting the brain. And researchers say children who spend time outdoors do better on exams and are less disruptive in the classroom. So, if we can’t give teachers pay raises, let’s at least give them kids that can concentrate class. Am I right?
And you. Bring a pair of walking shoes to the office; stroll outdoors in the fresh air during your breaks. It’s amazing how much nature actually exists in a concrete jungle.
We have 95 state parks, most of which are 90 minutes away, or less, from most of us. Grab family and friends and take a nature hike, ride a bike. Pitch a tent and sleep under the stars, or fish free in these natural playgrounds.
Commit to learning something new about Texas history, but not from a book. Visit one of the state’s incredible historic sites where it all went down.
There’s a world of wonder out there, and once you spend more time outdoors, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.
That’s our show… Funding provided in part by Ram Trucks. Guts. Glory. Ram.
From all of us at Passport to Texas, we wish you a New Year filled with outdoor adventure…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.