This month, we are launching our Chipper for Parks campaign! Open, urban, state, and national – Chipper supports programs committed to educating children and families about our parks. Parks not only preserve natural spaces and protect local plants and animals, they encourage families to enjoy the many wonders of nature and connect with our planet. Spending time in your own community park allows children to build friendships that will last a lifetime. Parks help parents to spend some productive time with their kids by playing outside, something that is even more essential in our increasingly digital world. The noble park rangers that help run our parks teach us about our complex environment and organize many activities and programs for future generations to take part in caring for mother nature.
Spending time in nature not only educates, it inspires us and promotes physical and spiritual well-being. Support your community and have some essential fun with your family by visiting your local park today! Please share your story with us and take some photos to earn your very own Chipper for Parks badge as seen above. Also, take a look at some of our books, music and DVDs for more ways to inspire your family to get outdoors and learn about the planet: Chipper guided almost 1,000 families through Crissy Field in Golden Gate Park during Earth Stroll a 40th Anniversary celebration for Earth Day. Through a grant by Growing Up For Good, our book “Let’s Stroll Crissy Field” educates and excites children about urban parks and the importance of taking public transportation to help reduce our carbon footprint and live a more healthy lifestyle.