Are you familiar with Generation Wild? It is the Colorado movement to reconnect kids to the outdoor world.
"The average kid spends less than seven minutes a day playing outside. How did that happen?
Remember running around outside when you were a kid? We do too. But then something happened.
Today, the average kid spends less than seven minutes a day outside in unstructured play. That’s dramatically less than any generation before. What’s worse, the time they spend in front of a screen has ballooned to more than seven hours a day.
It’s an eye-opening problem that most people can rally against. Because it’s pretty well documented that spending time outdoors is critical to the health of kids and their mental, physical, and emotional development. It’s also important that we raise the next generation of stewards to watch over and take care of our outdoor places.
That’s why Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) set the ambitious goal of changing an entire generation of kids by connecting them to the outdoor world. This led to the launch of Generation Wild, a research-led, multiyear campaign designed to spark a movement that would reconnect kids to the outdoor world.
In its first year, the campaign reached out to Colorado moms and introduced a bucket list of outdoor activities for kids called 100 Things to Do Before You’re 12.
And amazingly enough, kids started to do them."
The list is back again this year and you can access it here!
See and download your list by following this link:
Check out the rest of the website while you're there too and bring your kids to meet Wilder!
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