Commit yourself and your kids to one Green Hour each day

The driving force behind CBF's Education program is the belief that you can't care about what you don't know, and you can't know the Bay until you experience it. 

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 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,, for ideas about getting your kids (and yourself) back outside. 

For ideas about getting out on the Bay, check out CBF's field education and Discovery Trip programs.

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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