NWF and Georgia Affiliate Host Summit on Children and the Outdoors
On Saturday, October 23rd, the Georgia Wildlife Federation and the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with the Georgia No Child Left Inside Coalition are hosting the Georgia Summit on Children and the Outdoors. The summit will provide an opportunity for parents, decision-makers, educators and community leaders to better understand and discuss the connection between youth detachment from the outdoors, lack of physical exercise, and their increased health risks.
Studies document that children who engage in outdoor activities are healthier, perform better in school, have better social skills and self-image, and lead more fulfilled lives. This summit is a “must attend” event for parents, decision makers, those representing health, education, parks and recreation, and various other related organizations.
Parents are also strongly encouraged to bring their aged 7-12 youth along for a special day of “Connecting to Nature and the Outdoors” through educational and fun-filled outdoor discovery activities on the 115-acre Alcovy Conservation Center property. The Center, located in Covington, serves as Georgia Wildlife Federation’s headquarters and is a training ground for environmental activists and educators. Scenic wildlife areas include woodland, wetland, and meadows habitats, as well as demonstration wildlife habitat gardens. All wildlife areas are at the disposal of the general public.
Registration deadline for the State Summit is October 22, 2010.
For more information, contact Na’Taki Osborne Jelks at 404-876-8733 x 230.