Get Outdoors! Wisconsin
The Wisconsin State Park System has a new initiative aimed at getting children and families to spend more time outdoors with nature. It's fun, and it's good for you!
More Green Time, Less Screen Time"Get Outdoors! Wisconsin" addresses a growing problem, what author Richard Louv terms “nature deficit disorder:”
- Kids today spend an average of 6.5 hours per day with television, computers and video games.
- In fact, a child is six times more likely to play a video game than to ride a bike.
- Childhood obesity rates for children ages 6-11 have risen four-fold since 1971.