National Wildlife Federation is working on a very exciting national research project to understand how much time kids spend outdoors, what activities they engage in and what the key influences are for kids to spend time outdoors, particularly in nature based experiences. We are collaborating with a team of top notch researchers from the University of Tennessee, Texas A&M and the U.S. Forest Service. The proposal is titled “National Kid’s Study: Children’s Time Outdoors in Nature” and we believe this study has the potential to provide key data to better understand how children spend time outdoors and inform all of our efforts at addressing this issue. This would be nationally representative data that could be drilled down to a variety of different levels, including: state by state, rural vs. suburban vs. urban, socioeconomic, etc.). Attached is an overview of the project.
Please join NWF at 2 PM Eastern on Thursday, March 17th, for a webinar to learn more about the project and how you can participate in this project. The webinar will:
- Introduce the research team leads from the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M
- Review the goals and outcomes of the study
- Provide an update on the status of the research project
- Create an opportunity to dialogue with each other as we move forward
Please RSVP if you wish to join the webinar by Tuesday, March 15th at 5 PM Eastern by emailing Jenna Peters at email@example.com. On Wednesday, 3/16, details for how to join the webinar will be emailed to you.