If you like to travel, you’re one of millions of people worldwide.
That said do you do everything possible to enjoy nature during your travels?
From an African safari to whale migration along the California coast, seeing nature on a trip is fun.
So, will you and nature come together on your next trip?
Seeing Nature on Your Next Trip Proves Educational
While there are many rewards to seeing nature on your next trip, one of the benefits is of course education.
Seeing whales migrate off California or other parts of the world allows you to witness them up close. Although you may see such wildlife at an aquarium or similar setting, it is never the same as the real thing.
Being on a whale-watching boat, you can not only see whales up close, but also learn about their habits. For most people, it will provide them with a memory for the rest of their lives.
The same applies if you went on an African safari.
Seeing elephants, lions, and more only yards away allows you to get a first-hand idea of how they live. As such, you are likely to come away with a better appreciation for their lives and the needs they have.
With the education you get on trips, you can be a better info source to those who’ve never had such an experience.
This will allow the wildlife to have a better chance at survival when more people know what they can be up against.
Teaching Your Kids to Respect Nature
Do you teach your children about nature when they go with you on the water, in the desert, or in the mountains?
Doing so gives them a better appreciation of the wonders of wildlife.
One example of this would be when you take your children a nature hike in the mountains.
Short of running into bears or other such wildlife let your child get up close with the animals they see. This gives them a more informed idea of how these animals live in the wild.
You should also document each trip with photos and even a notebook. Doing this gives your child memories that they can one day pass on to their kids.
If you travel to one or more of the same spots each year, document how the conditions may have changed over time.
Some examples of this during whale watching would include:
· Did there seem to be more whales this year during migration than previous years?
· Were the whales acting any different than in previous years? As an example, did they seem to get closer or farther away from the boat?
· Did the whales seem bigger or about the same in size from previous trips on the water?
By recording such info, your child can learn more about these mammals and what it takes to survive in the ocean.
Although many people travel for R&R, becoming more educated about what nature has to offer is a win-win for all.