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Susan Notes:

I'd like to see this list become school rules.

by Jamie Simons

Year in Yosemite: A Visitors' Guide

With elementary school children:

1. Find a creek and let them play in it.

2. Find dirt and let them dig in it.

3. Find rocks and let them climb on them.

4. Feed them every hour on the hour.

5. Take any walk (never call it a hike) that leads to somewhere cool like Swinging Bridge in Wawona or Yosemite Falls in the Valley. Make sure the trail is relatively flat and park as close to the trailhead as possible. Include child rule #1: no complaining allowed.

6. When all else fails, teach them to skip rocks.

— Jamie Simons
Sierra Club blog



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