Danielle’s Public Radio Interview on Getting More Kids Outdoors

Listen to the interview here!

The outdoors can be a prescription for physical, mental, and economic health. That’s the message from the Outdoors Alliance for Kids — or OAK. The group is a bi-partisan gathering of people and organizations who want kids in Michigan to experience nature. Danielle Moodie Mills, with the National Wildlife Federation, says the outdoors — from national parks to urban green spaces — is a huge economic engine for Michigan and the nation, generating jobs and contributing 730-billion dollars to the economy. She adds that the more active kids are, the healthier they tend to be.