How Important Is IT To Get Kids Outside?

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We all know it's important for kids to spend time outside - but just how important is it? Take this quiz to find out!

  
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  • 1. 
    True or False:  Studies have proven that increasing formal environmental education in schools leads to wise conservation behavior and environmentally minded adults.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    What percentage of American children don't play outdoors at least once every day?
    • A. 

      22%

    • B. 

      34%

    • C. 

      49%

    • D. 

      63%


  • 3. 
    American children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend how much time, on average, using media each day?
    • A. 

      3.5 hours

    • B. 

      5.5 hours

    • C. 

      7.5 hours

    • D. 

      9 hours


  • 4. 
    Each week, how much time on average does an American child spend outdoors in unstructured play or exploration?
    • A. 

      30 minutes

    • B. 

      2 hours

    • C. 

      4 hours

    • D. 

      12 hours


  • 5. 
    According to a survey of 830 mothers, what was the number one obstacle to their kids spending more time outdoors?
    • A. 

      Fear of crime or other safety concerns

    • B. 

      Lack of time due to parents' work schedules

    • C. 

      Lack of nearby parks and outdoor spaces

    • D. 

      TV and video games


  • 6. 
    Research indicates that children who regularly spend time outdoors:
    • A. 

      Make friends more easily

    • B. 

      Suffer less from hyperactivity disorders

    • C. 

      Experience better overall health as adults

    • D. 

      All of the above


  • 7. 
    True or False:  Regular play in nature can reduce or eliminate bullying.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    What percentage of children under the age of 2 do not have access to daily outdoor play?
    • A. 

      35%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      65%

    • D. 

      80%


  • 9. 
    Which of the following factors most strongly predicts an adult's participation in nature activities, and their propensity to engage in environmentally friendly behaviors?
    • A. 

      Environmental education programs at the high school level

    • B. 

      The political affiliation of their parents

    • C. 

      Their level of education

    • D. 

      Early childhood experiences with the natural world


  • 10. 
    True or False:  When it comes to promoting outdoor play, traditional playgrounds made of plastic and metal are equally effective as playgrounds built from wooden structures, gardens, and other natural features.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    True or False:  To benefit from time spent in the outdoors, a child must be taught about nature by an adult. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    True or False:  I can make a significant, positive difference in the future of the children in my life by helping them spend more time outdoors. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


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