Take it Outside!

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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 than previous generations; becoming more disconnected from nature; and increasingly showing symptoms 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, the BLM and many other Federal agencies are taking on the challenge of attempting to reconnect the Nation's youth and families with the many benefits of spending time outdoors.

Easy ways to Take it Outside!

  • Take a hike
  • Explore a park and have a picnic
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Climb a tree
  • Take your family camping
  • Attend a nature walk
  • Visit a lake and go for a swim
  • Look at the stars
  • Identify a flower or an insect
  • Investigate signs of wildlife

For many more fun things to do outdoors, go to our IDEAS page!