If you are interested in advocating for outdoor free play in your state, the Youth Outdoor Policy Playbook highlights existing and promising bipartisan policies and resources to support new statewide efforts to increase youth engagement in the outdoors.
Regular time outdoors is critical for children’s healthy development. But today’s kids average less than 10 minutes playing and learning outside per day — and more than 40 hours per week in front of a screen. This trend has serious implications for our kids, and our planet.
The PlayBook is a good resource for connecting with lawmakers passionate about connecting children to the benefits of time spent in nature–and their states’ outdoor economies and natural resources. The PlayBook provides a policy framework and successful policy initiatives that serve as examples of the types of progress that is possible.