Saturday, December 22, 2007

Photo Contest

The Arizona Park and Recreation Association has a new photo contest. Take pictures of Kids in Nature and send them in.
Photos of nature and children enjoying outdoor environments are being sought for Arizona Parks and Recreation’s “Leave No Child Inside” photo contest. Start taking pictures today as entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2008!

The purpose of the “Leave No Child Inside” theme is to encourage parents to take their children to National, State, County and City parks to enjoy nature and recreate in Arizona’s natural areas. According to Richard Louv’s testimony to the Department of the Interior in February, “In just a few decades, the way children understand and experience their neighborhoods and the natural world has changed radically. Even as children become more aware of global threats to the environment, their physical contact, their intimacy with nature, is fading.”