Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights

Check out these adorable little passports for little ones to use on their adventures this summer!

I believe that kids should spend as much time as they can in the summer exploring the great outdoors. The Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights, the key component to the Chicago Park District's Passport to Nature, lists activities that every kid should have the opportunity to pursue this summer:

Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights

Every child should have the opportunity to:

  • Discover wilderness – prairies, dunes, forests, savannas, and wetland
  • Camp under the stars
  • Follow a trail
  • Catch and release fish, frogs, and insects 
  • Climb a tree
  • Explore nature in neighborhoods and cities
  • Celebrate their natural heritage
  • Plant a flower
  • Play in the mud or a stream
  • Learn to swim

Each passport page gives ideas on where to complete each activity right here in Chicago. Kids are also asked to reflect on what they learned while trying out each activity.

You can pick up your passport at your local park. If you complete all 12 activities,
you can turn in your passport for a prize at one of the Chicago Park Districts 6 "turn in" events throughout the year. For more info, visit the Parkways Foundation, sponsor of the Passport to Nature Program.
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