<span style='font-size: 14pt'>From the Iowa DNR :</span>
Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights
As a result of the recently published book Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv, many groups and organizations across the nation are searching for ways to reconnect children with nature. The benefits to children of time spent outdoors are endless. Spending time in natural settings is beneficial for physical and mental health, improving behavior, and faster learning.
What fundamental experiences do you believe children in Iowa should have in order to develop a healthy, active lifestyle? Cast your vote today. Go to http://www.iowadnr.gov and click on the “Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights” link. Voting ends December 31, 2008.
Results obtained from the survey will be used to guide creation of an “Iowa Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights.” This document will list the activities that Iowans recognize as invaluable experiences for our young people to have while growing up, along with a mission statement and goals for its use.
For more information, contact the DNR’s Aquatic Education Program at 641-747-2200; email: [email protected].
Iowa Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights
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