Celebrating How Nature Can Lift the Human Soul
This week's Great Outdoors Collection is one of Sevenly's all-time fan favorites. And it's not just because of the epic designs, including the series of commissioned art pieces celebrating some of the nation's most beloved National Parks
It's also because so many of us have known the soul-thrilling medicine of a good walk in the woods, or the sight of a seashore sunset, or the electricity of a jump into our favorite lake -- or the sounds of a brimming river.
Naturalist John Muir knew that Nature was about more than natural stuff. He helped inspire the Great Outdoors Collection, in part through his advocacy of our national parks through quotes like this one:
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in."
So as Spring comes upon us, we're excited to highlight the National Park Foundation's new program to encourage kids to leave the computer screen and go outdoors: to go from “screen time” to “green time”.
The “Open OutDoors for Kids" is an initiative from the National Park Foundation to connect more kids to their National Parks through fun and engaging activities. Children have a natural curiosity and it's important to provide a path for them to explore and appreciate the world around them.
The Great Outdoors Collection will help fund one day of camp for hundreds of kids around the country. Join us to help to open the world of the Great Outdoors to kids who need to know. Support their sense of wonder, as they explore the storied trails and intimate majesty of National Parks, or see Old Faithful erupt at Yellowstone, or embrace the colored beauty of the Grand Canyon, or look in awe at El Capitan at Yosemite.
The future of our present (and future) parks might depend, one day, on them.
Check out John Muir's influence on the complete Great Outdoors Collection here.