Group Aims To Get More Kids Outdoors

10-04-2011 // WSJM

This excerpt is from WSJM.

The outdoors can be a prescription for physical, mental, and economic health. That's the message from the Outdoors Alliance for Kids -- or OAK. The group is a bi-partisan gathering of people and organizations who want kids in Michigan to experience nature. Danielle Moodie Mills, with the National Wildlife Federation, says the outdoors -- from national parks to urban green spaces -- is a huge economic engine for Michigan and the nation, generating jobs and contributing 730-billion dollars to the economy. She adds that the more active kids are, the healthier they tend to be.

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