Getting Kids Outside
Oregon is a land rich in natural beauty. Unfortunately, national and state studies are revealing that our families and children are spending less and less time outdoors. Youth are becoming less connected to our natural world and are spending more time with electronic media. That disconnection has direct consequences on their health and personal development.
To help, Bend Park & Recreation District has played an active role in creating the Outdoor Seekers program. This is a statewide program for kids that gives information about where to go and what to do outside. Please visit http://www.outdoorseekers.com today and see all the great ways your kids can get outside. Activities include:
- Follow a trail
- Go boating
- Camp out under the stars
- Learn to swim
- Walk barefoot on the beach
- Climb a tree
- Observe animals in their habitat
- Catch a fish
- Play in a nearby park
- Celebrate Oregon’s Culture and History
Kids can download a passport, complete the activities and mail it in for a prize. Parents can access a wealth of outdoor information.