Outdoor Bill of Rights!
You have a right to get outside Delaware!
We believe you have a right to live with access to safe outdoor greenspaces, a right to grow up with exposure to nature, and a right to live in a state where meaningful outdoor experiences are part of every community.
That’s why we believe Delaware needs an Outdoor Bill of Rights guaranteeing every child has these important parts of an enriched childhood development and healthy life. Delaware Children in Nature (now Delaware Communities in Nature) has created an initiative to promote the idea that all Delawareans, especially children, should have access to nature.
DCIN and DAEE want to regularly highlight an Outdoor Bill of Rights theme and spotlight connecting programs and initiatives around Delaware! Be sure to follow the DCIN and DAEE Facebook pages to keep up-to-date on the Outdoor Bill of Rights Campaign. If you are an organization with a program that fits with a specific theme, please contact DAEEonline@gmail.com.
Outdoor activity can nourish a child’s physical, social, and emotional development while connecting them to the resources available in their backyard, at school, at a park, or anywhere else. Encounters with and growing knowledge of the natural world enhances academic performance and helps prepare our children for the opportunities and challenges ahead.