The Campaign for Environmental Literacy reports that children in the United States spend an average of six hours each day in front of computer and television screens and less than four minutes per day in unstructured outdoor play and discovery. The Greenway Foundation's SPREE program seeks to improve this nature deficit by bringing urban children outdoors with environmental-education programs and hands-on field trips to the South Platte River and its tributaries.
On the field trips, kids in the Denver Public School District get a chance to interact with nature firsthand rather than merely hearing about it, as in traditional, indoor environmental education programs. SPREE lets students observe the river’s ecosystem and connect to a natural space in the city, an experience that can ideally spark an interest in exploring nature in their free time. With funding aid to cover the costs of park usage, staff, and supplies, SPREE can provide these excursions for youth from low-income families for free.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help increase children’s connection to the environment. If G-Team members raise $250, then The Greenway Foundation’s SPREE program can fund a hands-on field trip to the South Platte River to reinforce classroom environmental education in a local natural space. Each additional $10 raised will fund field-trip participation for one child.
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