Get Outside Day! 2010 – Youth Nationwide Get Outside and Celebrate Nature

DATE: March 30, 2010 (323) 420-6955;

Youth Nationwide Get Outside and Celebrate Nature
Get Outside Day! 2010 encourages hundreds of young leaders to declare their connection to the outdoors

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Washington, D.C. - This week, hundreds of young people across the nation are abandoning the couch, unplugging laptops, silencing cell phones and heading outdoors to celebrate the second annual Get Outside Day! on April 3, 2010. Throughout this week, they are declaring themselves “Natural Leaders,” youth who enjoy getting out in nature and want to encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

Get Outside Day! 2010 is presented by the Natural Leaders Network, which is empowering a worldwide youth movement to strengthen the bond between children and nature. Founded in 2008, the Network is the result of a partnership between the Children & Nature Network and Sierra Club's Building Bridges to the Outdoors, with corporate support from The North Face.

“Get Outside Day is about celebrating your own personal connection with nature,” said Juan Martinez, coordinator of the Natural Leader's Network and a young leader himself, “and this Network connects those different perspectives to ensure that such opportunities are available for all young people, everywhere. ”

The Sierra Club agrees. “We believe that the energy and dynamism of young people fuels the Natural Leaders Network, developing it into a significant force for connecting all communities with…

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