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Mud Run

Get Dirty, Muddy, Happy and Healthy

Who doesn’t love to splash in puddles, roll in mud, kick up dirt? Apparently a lot of people. Dirt has become a widespread fear for kids (and adults), and ultimately …

Eco-Schools USA’s Healthy Living Pathway to Get Students Outside and Active

Schools prepare students for the future, and a lifetime of good health is one of the most important legacies we can give to our children. Unfortunately, America’s youth are up …

Study: Many Young Kids’ Parents Don’t Take Them Outside

It’s truly spring—though a bit too warm—when a kid’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of running around outside. Unfortunately, many young children may not be getting the chance, per a …

Healthy Kids from Day One Act Introduced to Fight the Inactive, Indoor American Childhood

Last week, Michelle Obama joined thousands of students in Iowa and Florida to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady’s campaign to fight childhood obesity. Over its …

House Transportation Bill Would Defund Programs to Help Kids Walk…

The House Transportation and Infrastructure committee released its transportation bill yesterday, and it’s already been billed “a march of horribles” that would strip funding from public transit, urban improvements for …

National Parks Can Help Make America’s Kids Healthier…and That Helps…

A lot happened at America’s Summit on National Parks, which met this week in the large, confusing Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington. Its purpose was plan …

Yes, Kids Watch a Lot of TV, But We Shouldn’t…

The scariest thing about television may not be the array of monster movies lined up on basic cable this month. A new report from Common Sense Media (PDF ) finds that …

Why You Should Register for Hike & Seek [VIDEO]

Attention Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New Jersey residents! This month, it’s time to connect with the nature in your neighborhood. Why should you register your family for Hike & Seek? I think …

TV is Killing Me, or: Not Only Kids Need to Get Outside

I watch too much television. It’s tempting to invoke ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do’—we’ve discussed the pitfalls of couch-potato-ism and sedentary life several times on Wildlife Promise—but …

Let Nature Calm Your Economic Fears

Five tips for destressing through nature during unsettling economic times.

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