Thanks to Chine bLog I just found out about another program that encourages kids to get outdoors and get their hands dirty. The National Wildlife Federation has launched a program called Green Hour. It is dedicated to the premise that
As a society, we are raising the first generation of Americans to grow up disconnected from nature....by giving our children a "Green Hour" a day -- a bit of time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world -- we can set them on the path toward physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Check out their website, www.greenhour.org, for ideas about getting your kids (and yourself) back outside.
introducedI just ran across a post by Tim at Chine bLog about Richard Louv's book, "The Last Child in the Woods." The premise is that kids are disconnected from nature.
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