New resource available to help increase outdoor activities

There’s a new resource we wanted to share that helps people of all ages get outdoors. Created by The North Face, PlanetExplore (www.planetexplore.com) is an online community of national and regional organizations to help people of all ages find local outdoor recreational activities. Kids especially need to start NOW to be healthy so that they grow up to be healthy adults. In fact, according to The Outdoor Foundation’s recently released Special Report on Youth (http://www.outdoorfoundation.org/research.youth.html) outdoor participation among youth continues to decrease each year, with the rate of decline steepest among the youngest age groups. Electronics, among other things, is sure to be a big part of the blame. PlanetExplore is trying to make it easier for parents to combat this issue of kids not getting outdoors enough. They and their kids need to get outdoors, and PlanetExplore helps to facilitate that.

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2 Responses to New resource available to help increase outdoor activities

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  2. Walter Tully says:

    I went to Planet Explore’s website after reading your blog entry and I’m quite impressed! I like the option where you can find the nearest parks and outdoor recreation centers in your vicinity! I’ve been living in Denver for quite some time and I’m surprised to see nearby camping locations that I never seen before! I also like the option where you can find people who are into the same outdoor activities, such as hiking, climbing etc. Planet explore seems like a great way to promote outdoor activities for people indeed – especially kids!

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