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Children and the Outdoors State Action Plans

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National Wildlife Federation is working with governors, legislators and state agency directors to develop state action plans to help connect children with the outdoors. The action plans identify resources and opportunities in multiple agencies—education, health, parks & wildlife, agriculture, and others—to strengthen and increase state programs to connect children with nature. State action plans have been developed in Maryland, and are underway in Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. A number of governors or legislatures have enacted children’s outdoor bills of rights or other resolutions to call attention to the issue.

If you want to develop a “Children and the Outdoors” State Action Plan or Resolution for your state, download our Children and the Outdoors State Policy Solutions Guide.

See what other states have done:

Pennsylvania Governor’s Outdoor Task Force Report 

Maryland’s Partnership for Children in Nature

Kansas Coalition for Children in Nature

Colorado’s Kids Outdoors Report

Missouri Children in Nature Challenge

Every Child Outdoors Tennessee

Michigan House Resolution

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