Thursday, 14 February 2013

Look Up In the Sky...  Way, Way, Up!

The Spark:
The next time you're out playing in nature look up, look way, way up in the sky.  When we think of the natural world we quite often forget to look up and include what is up in the sky as nature.  Of course, it's not only the clouds and the sun and the moon that we see.  There's a whole other planetary world out there for us to explore and looking through a telescope is one amazing way of checking it out!  For this quest we'll jump aboard the International Space Station with astronaut Chris Hadfield and explore outer space.  I know it's winter time and the cloudy sky doesn't allow us to get a good view of outer space but, this quest was sparked by non other than Captain Kirk himself.  Any Star Trek fans out there? 

Need I say more?  Are you interested in outer space?  If so, start your quest here.  Calling all Super Natural Superheroes to ACTIVATE!  Let's get started on a quest to explore outer space even if we are just living here on Earth...

Start Your Quest:
Why:  To track progress on The International Space Station, find out what astronauts do and find out more about outer space.
What:  Keep track of space mission blog posts, go on an icy, snowy moon walk, send a message to outer space, play outdoors with spinning, air bound, planetary hacky sacks.
Who:  You, your family, and friends.
Where:  In a nearby patch of nature.
When:  As soon as you can get yourself organized.
How:  Find out below.  It's a S.N.CH., or is it?

Take Action:

Jump aboard the International Space Station

Go on an icy, snowy moon walk.  Have you ever seen snow that looks like a sheet of ice?  When you walk over it, it snaps under your feet and feels as foreign as if you were walking on the Moon.  So, go on an outer space Moon walk.

Send a message out into space.  Use your feet to stamp out an image in the snow.  It must be as big as you can get it and you may need to corral the the help of your family and friends for this one.  Make sure you choose a theme and image before you start.  

You've chatted with Captain Kirk, hopped aboard the International Space Station, done some of your own outer space research, gone on a moon walk, and sent out a message to outer space.  Now, get back to Earth and celebrate the outer galactic zones by playing in nature with these planetary, pocket-sized Hacky Sacks.  Kick them and keep them airborne as long as you can.

For sale through our gadget tag at our Etsy shop.  Click the icon to purchase.  Taxes and shipping included with one 3 set purchase.

Don't Stop Here:
Keep researching and finding out more about outer space.  Who knows, it may turn out to be one of your passions in life and to think it started right here.  If you have a hunch about something drop us an email and we'll give your hunch a whirl and get back to you.

Quest Check:
We are very interested in keeping you interested on you quest to learn more about and play in nature.  Keep checking back with us on a regular basis to see if your interests match our quests.

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