Our children’s lives are out of balance. Kids today spend less time outdoors than any generation in history. The growing divide between kids and nature has dire consequences for the health of our children and our planet. Barriers to spending time in nature include proximity to green spaces, the cost of transportation, school budget cuts for field trips, busy schedules and more.
A newly introduced piece of legislation, the Every Kid Outdoors Act, would help break down some of these barriers by ensuring all fourth graders and their families have access to our nation’s public lands, waters, and shores. We’re calling on members of Congress to co-sponsor and pass the Every Kid Outdoors Act as a testimony to the health and wellness benefits of continuing to get kids outdoors, and to ensuring that most families can continue to enjoy America’s most awe-inspiring wild places for generations to come.
*To amplify the impact of your voice, consider adding a personal message to your Representative and Senators explaining why getting kids outdoors is important to you and why you hope they will support access for more families.*