Youth & Families

Children today spend almost eight hours per day with electronic gadgets and only a tiny fraction of time outside in free play. Yet frequent, unstructured childhood play in nature helps children develop a connection to nature. Studies show that nature play can also be an antidote to many of today's childhood epidemics, from obesity to attention deficit disorder. Sharing these experiences with the adults in their lives gives children a sense of well-being and the confidence to connect with the world around them.

Whether you want to take your child fishing for the first time or simply take a walk to the park, the League can help you get there.
A young boy holding a fish he just caught at a National Fishing and Boating event. Photo credit: USFWS
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