April 08, 2009

National Wildlife Federation says kids need to play outside

The National Wildlife Federation just published a report encouraging states, cities and school districts to enact far-reaching strategies to foster outdoor play. Recommendations range from daily outdoor recess in schools to incentives for neighborhood developers who protect green space.

"Getting children the kind of experiences they need, the fresh air they need... is a societal-scale problem that requires a societal-scale response," said Kevin Coyle, vice president for education and training at the National Wildlife Federation.

If you're passionate about this issue, join the National Wildlife Federation's team in the 100,000 Playspaces in 100 Days challenge. And tell us in the comments how you'll work to make sure kids get ample time outdoors!

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