Bring an illustrated nature guidebook with you the next time you visit a forest, field, stream or pond. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with what plants and animals to be cautious about. Then encourage your children to poke around with you to see what you can find. Try sitting still. What do you see? What do you hear? Smell? Carefully turn over that log or rock. Use your field guide to identify trees, plants, animals and insects that you see and find. Show your children how to safely turn their curiosity into learning.