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Children who play outside in natural settings are less likely to suffer obesity and less likely to contract diabetes.
Join the Michigan No Child Left Inside Coalition as we rekindle the connection between our state’s children and nature.
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Children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend an average of nearly 6.5 hours A DAY with electronic media, yet only 30 minutes per WEEK in unstructured play time outdoors.
Join the Michigan No Child Left Inside Coalition as we rekindle the connection between our state’s children and nature.
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Students who play and learn in outdoor settings perform better on tests, have higher grade point averages and cause fewer classroom disruptions.
Join the Michigan No Child Left Inside Coalition as we rekindle the connection between our state’s children and nature.
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Why We Care

All children in Michigan should have access and opportunity to safely enjoy our state’s outdoor heritage. The members of the Michigan No Child Left Inside Coalition are committed to working to rekindle the connection between children and nature by promoting activities and policies for outdoor play, recreational opportunities, hands-on environmental education and increased knowledge about nature.

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Michigan No Child Left Inside Coalition members include environmental organizations, nature centers, natural resource agencies, math and science centers, health organizations, businesses and more.

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For generations, outdoor exploration and play has been as much a part of children’s early development as reading or writing. The simple act of outdoor play and experiences fosters in children a person connection to nature and shapes a sense of place.

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