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Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days: Free NWF E-Book

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Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days: Free NWF E-Book
Be Out There E-Book Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days

I'm honored to contribute to the Be Out There E-Book Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days

How to find a way to enjoy time outside when it’s miserably hot in the thick of summer — a common issue for families, and it’s addressed in a new, free e-book I helped write, Be Out There: Cool Outdoor Ideas for Hot Summer Days.

This is a wonderfully illustrated, easy-to-read guide full of creative ways to beat the heat and still get outdoors. I’m honored to have contributed to the e-book, produced by the National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There and The Motherhood.

As a preview to this book, I wrote about some of my ideas to stay cool outdoors during the hot summer back in June, after I wrote about Be Out There’s finding that the weather was a top reason for families not letting kids play outside (if kids get to play outside at all). Many parents realize that playing outside is important for kids to stay healthy, and studies have shown that when kids have the chance to play in green space, they are calmer and smarter. Also, our world needs kids to grow up appreciating nature so they will want to protect it when they are grown, to take care of our environment. Summer weather can be a deterrent to playing outside, but this e-book is full of ideas that families can use to just Be Out There.

Several other parents also contributed to the e-book, sharing their tips and resources for getting outdoors time despite the heat. We are a force!

After you download the summer e-book, I encourage you to take the Be Out There pledge to spend more time outside.

I hope you’ll respond and let me know how you like the book. Is there a tip that you find the most helpful? A new idea you’ve never thought of for your family? Something new you’d like to try with your kids? Or maybe you still have a problem or issue with being outdoors. Please let me know!

Also, NWF’s Be Out There will be having a Twitter party next week, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1 pm EST. Join in with #BeOutThere for a great discussion on getting kids outside and maybe win some Visa gift card prizes that will be given away. I’ll have more details later in the week.

Update: This ebook has won an award! The Motherhood has won the PRSA Pittsburgh Renaissance Award for Best Social Media Campaign on behalf of the National Wildlife Federation.

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