Following are some simple activities for all ages to improve sensory awareness. They can be done in your backyard, nearby park and the wild woods. Chances are you will notice more each time you do these activities as your senses awaken and strengthen. Practicing these activities improves our ability to be aware of our surroundings and pay attention to details in each present moment. These skills can also improve our abilities to focus and do other tasks, such as reading, writing, sport, music and art.
Second Nature is submitted by the naturalists at Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center in West Brattleboro. Come take a walk on the trails, open to the public from sunrise to sunset. BEEC is a member supported non-profit organization. Visit BEEC.org for more information and current events.