Monday, March 22, 2010

Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights

At work, we were given this really neat flier, published by Chicago Wilderness, about the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights.  It was powerful, and triggered nostalgic thoughts about all of the time I spent outdoors as a youth and teen.  Follow the link for the full description and to see the flier. In short, the Bill states that every child should have the opportunity to:
  1. Discover wilderness -- prairies, dunes, forests, savannas, and wetlands
  2. Camp under the stars
  3. Follow a trail
  4. Catch and release fish, frogs, and insects
  5. Climb a tree
  6. Explore nature in neighborhoods and cities
  7. Celebrate heritage
  8. Plant a flower
  9. Play in the mud or a stream
  10. Learn to swim
I would also like to add "playing in the rain" to that list. :-)


P.S. today was a much nicer day, and we enjoyed Scott Park again, this time under the nice warm sun.

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