Starting a revolution to get kids outdoors
An outdoor revolution begins in Bertram Park this Friday.
Local children's author and naturalist, Marghanita Hughes, says she felt compelled to do something to reverse the incredible amount of time children spend indoors.
“I’m just an advocate for the outdoors. I saw how much time children were spending inside and realized something has to be done,” she said.
This Friday she launches the "Let's Go Outside" Revolution, a non-profit organization with a mission to actively engage children with nature.
“The Let’s Go Outside Revolution is about growing a generation of happy healthy children by changing the way children spend their time,” said Hughes.
To kick-start the revolution, she has organized a family fun beach party for Friday, April 15, at Bertram Creek Park, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The event will be filmed to share with the rest of Canada online, she said.
There will be nature-based art activities, a treasure hunt, willow weaving, fairy house building, frisbee, volleyball and other games.
Details of event can be found at: www.marghanita.com under events.