At a time when there is increased public concern over children's obesity, inactivity and detachment from the outdoors, California's Governor is encouraging children and their families to spend more time in the great outdoors.
This past week (Friday, July 6), Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a proclamation supporting the California Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights which includes ten easy and fun things that every child should have the opportunity to experience between the ages of four and 14, including to: discover California's past, splash in the water, play in a safe place, camp under the stars, explore nature, learn to swim, play on a team, follow a trail, catch a fish and celebrate their heritage.
In endorsing the California Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights, Governor Schwarzeneggar stated, "Spending time in the great outdoors can be a wonderful experience for people of all ages, and this is especially true for our youth. Participating in outdoor activities is not only an enjoyable way for kids to get the exercise they need, it also helps them develop a greater appreciation for our magnificent environment."
Conceived by the California Roundtable on Recreation, Parks and Tourism (CRRPT); an ad hoc group of public and private organizations from federal, state and local levels; the California Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights encourages California kids to get outdoors, to play outside and discover their world. CRRPT Chair, Nina Gordon, says "every child should have the opportunity to experience each of the items in the Children's Outdoor…
More about the California Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights is found online at www.calroundtable.org.