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Great Ideas for Great Outdoors Month!

Discover new ideas to connect kids with the outdoors, with a focus on health, active recreation, and reducing obesity and attention deficit disorder. Engage the community and involve the health industry, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Plan ahead to kick-off and highlight physical activity and year-round opportunities. This month-long initiative aims to promote resource stewardship, family togetherness, crime prevention, and the development of future leaders and stewards.

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Great Ideas for Great Outdoors Month!

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  1. Great Ideas for Great Outdoors Month! New Ideas to Connect Kids with the Outdoors

  2. Reasons for Great Outdoors Month Showcase Health/Active Recreation Obesity/Attention Deficit Disorder Opportunity for Health Industry Involvement Gets Recreation Community Engaged Industry Government Agenices NGOs/Non-profits

  3. Reasons for Great Outdoors Month Kick-off & Highlight Physical Activity Year-round Opportunities/Plan Ahead Tell the Story to the Hill Engage Non-traditional Visitors Reward & Recognize Accomplishments

  4. Great Outdoors Month:Key Messages Resource Stewardship Health Benefits of Outdoor Recreation Outdoors Happens Year-round! An Hour of Play Every Day! Highlight Local Recreation Options

  5. Focus on Outcomes: Expand Beyond Recreation Reduce Obesity/Diabetes Family Togetherness Crime Prevention Develop Future Leaders/Stewards

  6. Ideas forGreat Outdoors MonthStructure & Logistics Two-tiered Model DC Events & National Field Events Announce & Celebrate Partnerships Should States Pick Their Own Month? Keeps Year-round Idea in Play

  7. Continue Governmental Recognition Outreach Presidential Proclamation Governors’ Proclamations Congressional Record Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award Agency Award Programs Invite Congressional Regional Offices to Events

  8. Great Outdoors Month Expanded? Build Residual Value More than Staged Events Push for Congressional Hearings Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights/Land & Water Conservation Fund Start Promotion in Schools Earlier Highlight Events Earlier in the Year

  9. Get Outdoors DayJune 14, 2008 Could Provide a National Focus Different Days for Different Activities? A Day in the Life of Outdoor Recreation? Let the Field Be Innovative

  10. Getting Great Outdoors Month to the Field Keep it Simple Stupid (K.I.S.S) One Theme, One Idea Provide the Authority to DO IT! Expand Outdoor Ambassador Initiative Create Event/Media/Promotion “Toolkit”

  11. Marketing Communications Create a Sustainable Great Outdoors Month “Umbrella” Incentives – Passports, Freebies Background Package/Talking Points National Registry of Events/Activities Improve PR/Media Communications

  12. Marketing Communications Supplemental Messages to Non-traditional audiences AARP Health Care Industry Local Press Local Cable TV

  13. Marketing Communications “You Tube” Videos, Use Blogs Social Networking Sites – MySpace, etc. FOLLOW-UP: Celebrate Past Year’s Accomplishments and Get Ready to Have a Great Year

  14. More Ideas for Getting Kids Outdoors New Year’s Resolutions Promote “Ten Ways to Get Outside” in the New Year Kids’ Peer to Peer Exchange through GORP Use Local Parks & Recreation Departments Highlight Beginner/Introductory Program Outdoor Laboratories to Help Youth in Science Engage Youth as Citizen Stewards

  15. Great Outdoors MonthResults/Accountability Measure: Impact of Positive Alternatives Resource Awareness Impact on Families

  16. Great Outdoors MonthResults/Accountability User Surveys Record and Document Successful Events Family Benefits Media Impressions

  17. Thank You for These Great Ideas! TEAM RED TEAM GREEN TEAM YELLOW TEAM BLUE

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