While appropriate precautionary measures need to be taken in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can engage in permitted eco-oriented recreations which allow smoothly adopting social distancing practices. Subject to applicable government authorities’ rules, you may consider any of the following activities to learn about a natural site’s environment, history and nearby communities’ cultural heritage, or about environmental conservation practices or ecosystems:
1) Ecotourism kayaking tour
You may kayak along with local guides who provide environmental interpretation and educate about the natural area’s history or cultural heritage of nearby communities.
2) Ecotourism private boat trip
You may admire lagoons and natural surroundings and learn about plants and animals in such habitats and historical facts related to the site while on a boat tour in company of local guides. You may also learn about environmental conservation practices.
3) Ecotourism private hiking tour on natural areas
You may reserve a private hiking tour on a forest where local guides educate about flora and fauna, the history behind the natural site, and environmental conservation practices performed by the local guides at the tour location.
4) Reading about plants, animals or other natural resources that intrigue you
As you learn more about these topics, you may appreciate more Mother Earth and be interested in engaging in eco-friendly practices.
5) Watching online lectures or reading about environmental conservation practices
Keep learning about how you can do your bit to help Planet Earth.
Since quality of life is important always, the present is the best time to reorganize step-by-step how you will engage in eco-oriented amusements while protecting your health. Balance is key to temporary lifestyle adjustments during the current pandemic. Play safely and entertain yourself while learning.
Note: This article includes general suggestions; however, you are responsible of finding out about applicable government rules and restrictions in view of COVID-19 pandemic, considering the location. If the outdoors activity is permitted, precautions still need to be taken. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, promote particular safety measures. You may read examples of these in the “tips” subsection of this article.