Did you spend a lot of time outside, building forts, climbing trees, inventing new games and get your hands dirty, without any grown-ups interfering?
This type of play is rapidly disappearing from our world.
Why does Earth Day Canada care so much, and why should you?
Because kids who don’t get outside, who aren’t stimulated by their environment, won’t grow up with any motivation to protect our planet. And kids who don’t connect to their inner nature through creative play won’t be as resilient as generations before them.
This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday! Celebrations across the country are highlighting our great outdoors. At a time when most children spend less than an hour per day outside, we’re asking everyone to EarthPLAY for Earth Day 2017: Connect to your nature!
EarthPLAY is Earth Day Canada’s new program to protect and create outdoor play opportunities for children across Canada. EarthPLAY works with schools, parents, recreation centres and community groups to integrate unstructured, outdoor free play into the day-to-day lives of children ages five to 15. Learn more at: earthplay.ca.