Monday, June 22, 2009

No Child Left Inside



How about this for a summer motto, "No child left inside"?

No Child Left Inside urges families in Connecticut to get out and get active in nature. The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection has started this initiative to revive interest in their state parks and other natural attractions. Parents and children are encouraged to get outside together and be active while enjoying nature.

Although this initiative is unique to Connecticut, the ideas behind it can easily be adopted to any part of the country. Look for parks, forests, and waterways in your area. Make it a family vacation or a family outing.

I'm off on vacation to Bass Lake in Northern California. We'll spend most of the time at Yosemite National Park. Three generations for hiking, fishing, biking, rafting and roller skating.