Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Editor: Mick Klemesrud, 515/281-8653
Jan. 13, 2009
Reconnect Iowa ’s Children with Nature
Looking for a great way to spend quality time with your children in a relaxed environment far away from television and other household distractions? Get Outside! Exploring Iowa ’s wonderful natural resources is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and create wonderful memories.
Iowans (especially kids) spend less time outdoors now than any other time in history. What fundamental experiences do you believe children in Iowa should have in order to develop a healthy, active lifestyle? Cast you vote today - www.iowadnr.gov/education/index.html. Voting has been extended to January 16th to allow our partners to share with their networks.
Results obtained from the survey will be used to guide creation of an “Iowa Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights.” This document will list the activities that Iowans recognize as invaluable experiences for our young people to have while growing up, along with a mission statement and goals for its use. If you don’t see an activity listed that you would like to see included, please add your item under “other” when casting your vote.
We invite Iowans of all ages to cast their vote. Please share with your Iowa colleagues, family and friends.
For more information, contact the DNR’s Aquatic Education Program: AquaticEd_Info@dnr.iowa.gov; (641) 747-2200.