5 Ways to Make Your Next Camping Trip a Learning Experience

(StatePoint) A camping trip is not only fun and relaxing, it can be the perfect opportunity to test out new skills and acquire more knowledge. Here are five ways to make your next camping trip a learning experience for family members of all ages:

1. Species identification: Before the trip, research the different plant and animal species you will likely encounter and what role each one plays in the ecosystem. From birds to bugs to shrubs, keep a checklist on hand and have your family identify as many species as they can.