Friday, October 2, 2015

Discover the Forest #Naturehood $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


I am shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and was not com­pen­sated for doing so.
Win a $100 Amazon Giftcard from Bloggin' Mamas. 18+ US. Ends 10-13-15. Discover the Forest and win!

Bloggin' Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway in support of the Ad Council and the U.S. Forest Service’s “Discover the Forest” campaign celebrating the recent National Public Lands Day (September 26th).

Discover the Forest #Naturehood

We would like to encourage you to enjoy your local #Naturehood and to help encourage others to do the same. These “naturehoods” are just a short drive away, making it easy for families to unplug from the daily routine and re-connect with nature.

Does it ever seem like your kids aren’t spending nearly as much time outdoors as you did when we were little? With all of the new technologies and overscheduling of today’s world, it’s easy to forget just how close—and how important— your local forest or green space really is for your kids! There are many developmental benefits for children who spend time in nature, and it’s closer than you think. Did you know? Children who play outside are more creative, have lower stress levels and more active imaginations. They also become fitter and leaner, develop stronger immune systems, and have greater respect for themselves and others as well as the environment.

Check Out This Cool Experiment

 "A bit of back story on it: For the most part, it was a real, live experiment with kids. We really did promise that they would get to test out “the most realistic game in production,” and bussed them to a local NYC park to do so. We got to watch their reactions when they realized that the forest itself was the game!" Below is a quote from the video’s creative director that you should feel free to use: “We tricked a bunch of kids into putting down their video games by telling them that they'd be testing an even better video game.

When we finally revealed that the forest itself was the game, they weren't the least bit disappointed. As a mom, I see firsthand how stressed out kids are these days and how hard they're pushed by school requirements and state testing. It was a pleasure to work on a project supporting getting kids out into nature which is scientifically proven to offer meaningful health benefits to these kids,” said Jill Applebaum, Creative Director.

More Cool Resources & Info

  • Check out this other video PSA, which involves a Kayak:
  • Enjoy some tunes while exploring your #Naturehood with these Spotify playlists:
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    And Now for the Giveaway!

    One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Gift­card!
    Give­away ends Octo­ber 13th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
    Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older.
    Win­ner will be selected by and be noti­fied by email.
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    1. When the kids were younger we all went camping just about every week end. Lots of forests when you camp. Everyone loved it. We would camp all year round.

    2. We have the state park and the national butterfly center right next to our house and I would love to take my granddaughter there when she comes to visit.

    3. I live in Southern California in a desert. It's the exact opposite of a forest! However my husband's parents live in Central Florida. There are tons of trees everywhere. If you drive just a few miles away from their house, where the city ends, you'll swear you've entered a sparsely-populated forest. I have never got out of the car, or allowed anyone else to get out of the car, though, because there's alligators too!

    4. We don't have a forrest nearby, but my parents do and we took my niece and nephew exploring this weekend.

    5. We live in central illinois, so no big huge forests in the area but we do have lots of wooded areas. We hang out at a local national park nearby and explore it a lot.


    Thanks a bunch for your comment love!