Everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in Yogi Bear, a live-action/CG animated adventure in 3D, in theaters December 17th.
About the film
Jellystone Park™ has been losing business so greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land. That means families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors - and, even worse, Yogi and his pal Boo Boo will be tossed out of the only home they’ve ever known.
Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove that he really is "smarter than the average bear" as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever.
National Wildlife Federation and Yogi Bear
National Wildlife Federation is teaming up with Yogi Bear to extend the movie's lessons and inspire kids and families to learn about wildlife and get outside in their neighborhood or favorite park.
Did you know that when your parents were your age, kids spent twice as much time playing outside as kids do now? It's true! Ask your parents and teachers to visit Be Out There to find out more about how to make being outdoors an easy, fun and healthy part of everyday life. Whether you go to a park in the city or the wilderness or anywhere in between, you can have a great time in the great outdoors.
Here are few more fun things you could do:
- Have a picnic - of course!
- Get outside - Hike a trail, fly a kite, float leaf boats down a stream, skip a stone across a pond, sled in the snow, roll down a hill, climb a tree, play hide-and-seek in the tall grass, or build a fort.
- Watch wildlife - Use binoculars to spot birds, roll over a log to find insects and worms, sit still and study squirrels or rabbits or other mammals, scoop up some pond water and zoom in close, or enjoy the light show when the fireflies come out at night.
- Find a park near you - In the movie, Jellystone Park™ is in trouble because not enough people are visiting it. Search NatureFind to find a park in your neighborhood and pay it a visit.
- Camp out - Set up a tent and sleep under the stars.
How Does the National Wildlife Federation Help Bears?
Here are a few examples of how we help bears:
We help make sure laws like the Endangered Species Act are kept strong to protect bear habitat and populations.
We work to make sure important habitat like Yellowstone is protected from boundary conflicts.
We work to reduce the impact of global warming on bears and other species they depend on.