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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, family-style.
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The bottom line—families need to Be Out There more than they are. Kids who spend time outside have fitter bodies, better eyesight, less stress, and better grades.
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Let’s make the indoor childhood so ’00s. NWF wants Americans to open the next decade with a new type of ‘time out’: a New Year’s resolution to spend more of our days outside. The Be Out There campaign invites families […] Read more >
American children spend an average of six hours per day watching television, web surfing and playing video games, By contrast, they spend an average of 30 minutes in outdoor sports and just four to seven minutes per day in unstructured outdoor play. This causes […] Read more >
Moms and dads who want to increase the amount of outdoor play time their kids are getting each week can find valuable help from the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There parents’ education program by using five terrific online tools.
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Today's parents are concerned about the safety of their children when they are playing outdoors. There is more traffic on the streets and more worries about other harms befalling them such as "stranger danger." While the neighborhood may be very safe […] Read more >
The National Wildlife Federation’s new Be Out There Campaign aims to educate tens of million of U.S. moms and dads on the importance of helping their kids have more time outdoors and providing tools to do so. Read more >
NWF has always been about “wild things,” so our latest partnership is especially exciting! The National Wildlife Federation has teamed with the upcoming feature film Where the Wild Things Are, to launch Be Out There™, a national campaign to get […] Read more >
For kids these days, back to school sometimes means back indoors. In fact, the opposite should be the case—NWF has compiled vast research connecting the dots between classroom performance and time outdoors. The new parent and teacher guide, called TIME […] Read more >
A recent Washington Post article points out a growing problem among American children– Vitamin D deficiency, which can cause bone and heart ailments. You can get your Vitamin D from fortified milk, but the best way is to get outside […] Read more >