A Different Kind of TIME OUT: Be Out There Resolution

NWF’s 2010 Resolution to spend more time outside is a New Year’s goal your kids will appreciate.

12-28-2009 // Amanda Cooke
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This year, NWF launched the Be Out There movement to help return to the nation’s children something they don’t even know they’ve lost—a connection to the natural world.

By making the 2010 Be Out There Resolution to spend more time outside in 2010, Americans will set a goal that’s both good for their families and fun to keep. Everyone who makes the 2010 Be Out There Resolution will receive the Know, Go and Grow Be Out There Toolkit with important facts, fun tips and interactive tools to help them keep the resolution.

“To address childhood’s fundamental shift indoors, we are asking parents to make the 2010 Be Out There Resolution to Know, Go and Grow,” says National Wildlife Federation’s Vice President of Education Kevin Coyle. “We want them to know and understand the importance of outdoor time; to go outside more with their kids and grow the Be Out There movement by spreading the word and inviting friends along.”

Children reap wide-ranging and numerous benefits when encouraged to interact with nature in an outdoor setting including better eyesight, enhanced physical fitness and less obesity, increased classroom preparedness and lower levels of stress and depression.

There’s a reason they call it the great outdoors™. NWF hopes parents will show their children what that reason is by making the 2010 Be Out There resolution at www.beoutthere.org/resolution. This is one Time Out kids will actually enjoy.

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