Posted on Apr 22, 2015
Today is Earth Day! Take your senior for a walk in a local park or botanical garden. Enjoy the fresh air, big trees, plants and grass. Visiting a park seems so simple and common but it is free and easily accessible for most people! It can be a soothing experience that helps remind us to stay connected with nature. Learn about local and native plants at the botanical garden, maybe even buy some starters to plant at home. San Luis Obispo has a great botanic garden on Highway 1 in El Chorro Regional Park.
If your senior is unable to walk or leave the home, consider watching a film that explores a planetary issue or has gorgeous cinematography of nature, such as the Planet Earth series by the BBC. These films are also classic Earth-themed works:
Talk about the feelings or concerns the film brings up. Ask your senior what environmental changes they have witnessed in their lifetime, they have probably seen some big transformations. Whether you go out or stay in, think and talk about the Earth today!