Thursday, September 20, 2012

N.C. Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs Joins in Take A Child Outside Week Efforts

Take A Child Outside Week (September 24-30) has become a fall tradition in North Carolina and beyond. Take A Child Outside week is an initiative of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and is now held in cooperation with many partners in the U.S. and Canada. (See the official press release above).

The N.C. Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs is a proud supporter of Take A Child Outside week and promotes it through the NC-EE listserv, social media and other contacts. This is a great way for environmental education centers and organizations to promote their programs and join in the efforts to get more kids (and adults!) outdoors.

Taking part is easy. Here are some tips on easy ways to join in:
  • Use the Guide to Environmental Education Centers in North Carolina to find places to explore!
  • If you are an organization that provides events or programs, be sure you have joined in as a partner  on the Take A Child Outside website: If you have already planned activities, put them on the EE Calendar! (Here is an example from Lake Waccamaw State Park)
  • Brand programs that get kids outside as “Take A Child Outside” events and post them to the EE Calendar. You can plan new events or just tag them with the Take A Child Outside name.
  • Post photos of your outdoor events and outings during the week to our Facebook page at 

Interested in research articles that show the positive effects of time spent outdoors? Check our EE Research and Data page:

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