Friday, March 19, 2010

First Day of Spring Tomorrow!

How are you going to spend the First Day of Spring? The National Wildlife Federation is encouraging everyone to spend it outdoors!

American childhood has moved indoors during the last two decades, taking a mental and physical toll on today’s kids. 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, concentration and social skills.

Whatever you do--at home, school or play--do it outdoors and have fun! Climb trees, chase butterflies, dig in the dirt and celebrate nature. You’ll become healthier, happier and more connected to the world around you.

For more creative fun outdoors, visit
nwf.org.

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