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Pledge to take your kids outside to play

01-18-2010 // Virginia de Leon - The Spokesman-Review

This excerpt is from a Spokesman-Review blog post on NWF's “Be Out There" program.

Kids in the United States spend an average of only four to seven minutes outside each day, according to a 2004 study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.

That’s one of the reasons why the National Wildlife Federation established the “Be Out There” movement. Parents can go online and sign up for the New Year’s resolution to “Know, Go and Grow in 2010.”

Basically, it’s a pledge to take your kids outside to play. But it also encourages moms and dads to invite their children’s friends to come along, to learn more about the benefits of being outdoors and, of course, to spread the word about Be Out There.

By signing up, you’ll get a monthly e-mail with activity ideas and tips to make the outdoors enjoyable for you and your family.

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