September 2014

Nature Notebook

Get Outdoors - It's Fun for the Family

Be Out There has teamed up with FamilyFun and Parents.com to promote regular outdoor time for kids across the nation. FamilyFun’s latest issue is packed with “out there” ideas and resources to get kids outside. Did you know kids today spend about half as much time outside as their parents did growing up? We want to break this trend and help parents get their kids outside for the health of it, and the fun of it!

 

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4 Simple Ways to Get Kids Outside More:


1. Search for games, crafts, and recipes in Activity Finder Boy reaches into the mystery bag


2. Visit a new outdoor place near you with NatureFind

NatureFind uses your zip code to pull from close to 12,000 nature places like parks, trails, aquariums, museums, lakes and more. It also lists any upcoming events going on. Find a new place now.

3. Go on a Backyard Campout

JJ GABC IncentiveEvery June, thousands of families spend a night under the stars during the Great American Backyard Campout. We've got packing lists, games, fun s'more recipes and everything you need to get ready. Make sure to register and get a free activity guide. Any funds raised go towards NWF programs to connect kids with nature.


4. Read The Impossibly-Busy Parents' Guide to Getting Outdoors

There are lots of simple ways to work outdoor time into your schedule like walking to the bus stop and playground "flash" visits. Not listed, how about teeth brushing outside? Read the guide and other Be Out There blogs.


Whatever you do,spending time in the great outdoors will be great for your kids happiness and health. And don't forget, you can enter your own strategies for getting outside in the contest:

 

Be Out There FamilyFun Contest

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