It isn’t easy to get your kids to play outdoors, but the National Wildlife Federation is encouraging families to make that a New Year’s resolution. The “Be Out There” campaign offers tips and advice to parents who pledge to help get their kids to play outdoors every week.
Campaign manager Lindsay Legendre says their survey found that 94 percent of parents say kids aren’t getting enough time outside. The barriers include things such as weather, concerns about safety, and the lure of technology. Legendre says their website offers some solutions.
A new National Wildlife Federation Poll shows that protecting public lands and addressing climate change is big for those who hunt and fish. Given a choice between protecting America’s public lands and prioritizing the production of oil, gas and coal, 49 percent want to protect public lands and just 35 percent choose fossil fuel production. John Gale of the Wildlife Federation says maintaining and improving access to public lands also ranked high on the priority list.