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Sierra Daily

04/19/2013

Get Out! Celebrate Our Nation's Littlest Heroes

Get Out Earth Day Sierra Club Military ChildLast year, a Seattle Children’s Research Institute study found that only 51 percent of kids walked or played outside with either parent once a day, possibly placing them at risk for obesity and other health problems. In today’s plugged-in world, the statistics should hardly raise an eyebrow.

The country’s 1.9 million military children face the same challenges—among a slew of others.

Military children move and change schools frequently, making new friends each time. Most stressful of all, they’re separated from a parent who may be in danger thousands of miles away. 

This April, celebrate Earth Day and the Month of the Military Child with the Sierra Club. To honor the unique service of our nation’s littlest heroes, the Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors will connect them with the lands they and their families protect. As part of the Club's Get Out! Earth Day campaign, cities across the country are hosting events this weekend where military children and their families can spend a day enjoying and exploring public lands. They’ll get to hike, cast a fly rod, pitch tents, and more. 

How can you celebrate military children this Earth Day? Check out the Sierra Club’s Celebration of the Military Child Outdoors event listing.

 

--Image by istockphoto/Lucie Holloway

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