Sunday, April 29, 2012

Let's G.O.!

This blog is the complement to the June 2, H2Ohhh! event at Camp Bayou. Each week, we will post one of the questions from our contest. The post will have some relevant info and maybe be a hint to the correct answer to the question of the week.

This is the last week of April which has been designated "Let's G.O.! (Get Outside!) month.

Let’s G.O.! is a youth-inspired, youth-led Children & Nature Network initiative to rally people of all ages to Play, Serve and Celebrate outside. One of the founding members is Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods" and "The Nature Principle", two great books to introduce the New Nature Movement.

To learn more, visit the Children & Nature website which also has opportunities to connect with like-minded parents, teachers and leaders in your community. It also contains a number of research studies and publications  that explore the connection (or disconnection) of children and nature. There is more than anecdotal evidence that children need nature to develop to their fullest potential.

There are often a variety of barriers to getting kids outside. One of the least mentioned is, never-the-less, a common problem for anyone out enjoying nature. It is also a huge issue to ensure the quality of our water.

This week's question is, What is the best way to dispose of pet waste?

Be sure to click on the link to enter our contest for a chance to win great prizes related to water. Prize photos can be seen at left and include items such as a hydration backpack, a water quality 'discovery' set, and more...

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