More than ever, children and adults are losing touch with wilderness. Yet, we know that interactions with nature are one of the most powerful factors in molding future conservationists.
Video: Richard Louv from the Children and Nature Network and author of the book Last Child in the Woods explains why getting outdoors is important.
Video: Actress Wendie Malick from Hot in Cleveland and Just Shoot Me takes the pledge to Go Outside and Play! Will you join her?
Make your pledge to Go Outside and Play! and bring friends and family with you. You'll be joining thousands of wilderness supporters who are pledging to go outside and play this spring. And, we’ll enter you to win a John Denver tribute CD just for promising to get outdoors!
Tips for getting outdoors and into wilderness
If you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve compiled some wild ideas to kick-start your next wilderness adventure
- Tips for nature walking
- Tips for family-friendly wilderness fun
- 10 tips for hiking with kids
- Insider tips for hiking
- Insider tips for camping
- Need help prepping for a camping trip? Get our campfire cookbook.
- Hiking with dogs
- Tips from the Children and Nature Network for starting a family nature club
It all starts with taking one simple step out the door and into wilderness.