The Conservation Foundation is a proud participant in the Leave No Child Inside initiative. The main goal of Leave No Child Inside is to get more children outside and increase the quality of time they spent outside. It was launched by Chicago Wilderness, an alliance of over 300 nonprofit organizations of which The Conservation Foundation is a part.
Together with conservation organizations, Leave No Child Inside is a collaborative effort for environmental educators, teachers, parents, and grandparents to promote a culture in which children are encouraged to be outside. Having experiences in natural settings has been shown to increase self-esteem, decrease Attention-Deficit Disorder symptoms, and contribute to the emotional and physical development of children.
For more information about the Leave No Child Inside initiative go to www.chicagowilderness.org or www.kidsoutside.info