Take It Outside
Find out about Idaho's Be Outside movement, the latest non-profit organization made up of federal, state, and non-profit organizations dedicated to getting kids off the couch and outside. Visit the Be Outside website to learn more!
Let's Move Outside - America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids
The Bureau of Land Management's Take It Outside Initiative was prompted by a growing national concern that children are spending significantly less time outdoors that previous generations; becoming more disconnected from nature; and increasingly showing symptons of an epidemic in childhood obesity. These issues were articulated in Richard Louv's 2005 book "Last Child in the Woods." In response to this problem, BLM and many other Federal agencies are taking on the challenge of attemping to reconnect the Nation's youth and families with the many benefits of spending time outdoors.
Idaho's Be Outdside initiative has partnered with KIVI Channel 6 news about getting outside. Visit their website to see interesting ideas and fun activities you can do to get outside and enjoy nature! Click here to see the site.
Kids learn about the Salmon River
BLM Takes It Outside!
BLM's Take It Outside Initiative focuses on promoting and expanding existing BLM programs that engage children and families in outdoor activitites. Try some of these family outings.
Other Take It Outside Related Websites:
Children enjoy time outside at Craters of the Moon National Monument
Students enjoy the Little City of Rocks
Students learn about owls at the Owl Hoot.
BLM teaches students about the Astorian Fur Trappers
"Fur trappers" talk about historical fur trapping.
Kids learn about habitats and wildlife at the "Idaho Discoveries" Day Camp.
The students inside Tee Maze Cave
Students pose for a picture before entering the cave
Students enjoy Black Magic Canyon
Students cheer after seeing the canyon