Let's play some GABC Trivia!
Question: What percentage of kids play outside daily?
A) 50% B) 10%
C) 25% D) 75%
Answer: C 25%
Yes, that is sadfully correct. Only 25% of kids play outside daily—as opposed to 75% a generation ago!
You don’t need me to tell you that today’s kids spend too little time outside and too much time staring at screens—video games, mobile phones, TVs — or rushing to scheduled activities.
The average child spends less than 10 minutes a day playing outside…and that it is having a negative impact on everything from their health to their schoolwork!
The studies on this are clear — kids who spend time outside get better grades, have longer attention spans, have fewer weight problems and better social skills. Not to mention the fact that kids who spend time outdoors become adults who care about the environment!
That’s why our goal is to get 10 million kids outside, connecting with nature and leading happier, healthier lives through outdoor family programs like Great American Backyard Campout.
But we can’t do it without you. You can help us reach our goal of getting 10 million kids outdoors enjoying the great outdoors—and I promise it’s easier than you think!
On Saturday, June 22rd, I’ll be joining thousands of families across the country to help American children explore the great outdoors and take the first steps to happy, nature-filled, healthy lives.
The National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout will provide an opportunity to open the door and spend a night filled with exploration and fun under the stars all while helping our nation’s kids!
That’s where you come in! By supporting my fundraising efforts, you can help raise awareness of the important work of NWF programs like Green Hour, Nature Find, Trees for the 21st Century, Certified Wildlife and Schoolyard Habitats that help get kids outside and connected with nature.
Find out how you can make a difference (simply click on the "Support Elizabeth!" link above "My Progress") or join me (click on the "Register" link) along with the thousands of people who will gather in backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to take part in a night that can mark your family’s first step into a lifetime filled with healthy, outdoor fun.
Thank you for your support and let’s go camping!