For decades the 国家野生动物联盟 has worked to connect children and youth with nature, 鼓励孩子们通过 Ranger Rick® 杂志, working with educators to get kids learning outdoors, and helping parents find new ways to engage their children outside.
Today the amount of time kids spend outside is alarmingly low—only minutes per day—while screen time is at an all-time high. 澳门金沙总站 has set a new goal to stem the tide and move kids back outdoors.
Our three-year goal is to get 21 million American children, 青少年, and young adults out of their indoor habitat and into the great outdoors. This goal propels us toward a future in which all kids spend time outside each day, 创造更快乐的一代, healthier children with more awareness and connection to the natural world.
Encouraging kids of all ages to spend time every day discovering the wonders of our world
澳门金沙总站’s Green Hour program is designed to encourage parents, 学校, 儿童保育中心, 公园的机构, 营地, 爷爷奶奶, and others to adopt a goal of one hour each day for children to play and learn outdoors in nature.
The idea of a "Green Hour" comes from research on creative play and health by the Centers for Disease Control and the Academy of America Pediatrics. Research also shows the best way to connect young people to a lifelong concern for nature, 野生动物, and the outdoors is through regular positive experiences.
让孩子们到户外去从未像现在这样重要过. 这就是澳门金沙总站和L合作的原因.L.Bean to provide kids and families with safe, fun, and easy activities to do outdoors. Each week we will provide new activities for connecting kids to nature—from creating a nature notebook to becoming a 野生动物 detective, 用树叶做创意, 大自然的机会无穷无尽.
澳门金沙总站 is working with the major influencers of children's time to make the outdoors a bigger part of their everyday lives.
澳门金沙总站 seeks to provide ongoing nature and outdoor programming to 学校, 儿童保育中心, 公园的机构, and other institutions to create a lasting base of environmental literacy, 管理, 和解决问题的能力. Schools and community-based organizations across the country are incorporating regular time for outdoor learning and play, 使用澳门金沙总站的 校园栖息地®, 美国生态学校项目, and opportunities such as tree planting events with 树木对野生动物™. 澳门金沙总站 also offers educational resources such as 课程计划、课程和网络研讨会 把孩子和大自然联系起来.
处理 澳门金沙总站附属机构 和其他合作伙伴, we are making sure our decision makers recognize the integral role outdoor time plays in the health and well-being of our nation's kids and our environment, 提倡他们 通过政策 that help children, youth, and families spend regular time outdoors.
童年的本质已经改变了. American childhood has moved indoors during the last two decades, 对现在的孩子造成精神和身体上的伤害. The negative impact of decreased time outdoors includes a doubling of the childhood obesity rate—accompanied by an incremental hundred billion dollar cost to our health care system—as well as declining creativity, 浓度, 和社会技能.
把孩子和自然联系起来很重要 健康的好处. Studies show outdoor time helps children grow lean and strong, 提高想象力和注意力, 减少侵略, 提高课堂表现. 除了, children who spend time in nature regularly are shown to become better stewards of the environment.
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