Wednesday, November 5, 2008
No Child Left Inside
MCBP has joined over 300 other organizations nationwide in support of the No Child Left Inside Coalition, organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The primary goal of NCLI is to build support for the No Child Left Inside Act, sponsored by Maryland U.S. Representative John Sarbanes to create federal funding and environmental curricula for schools. Many children are more comfortable staring at a screen – whether a computer, television, or video game – than they are gazing at the sky. Being outdoors is important to our overall health and well-being and spending time in nature is especially important for children – fostering cognitive development, physical and emotional health, and creativity. Spending time in nature offers an opportunity to fully engage all of your senses, your mind, your body, and your imagination. The MCBP is making it a priority to get kids outside. For more information about the NCLI coalition, go to www.nclicoalition.org.