Backyard Campout aids Wildlife Federation

School is done this week, and many youngsters are headed inside glued to their electronic devices. To foster a healthy outdoor lifestyle it’s time for parents to boot them outside so they can benefit from some fresh air surrounded by a world of green. June is Great Outdoors Month so there is no better time to teach children why it’s called the Great Outdoors.

One place to start is by having your family participate in the 8th annual Great American Backyard Campout on June 23. National Wildlife Federation’s fundraising event encourages parents and youth alike to trade screen time for green time by spending a night under the stars.

Campers who register on NWF’s website at will have the chance to go behind-the-scenes with NWF celebrity naturalist David Mizejewski and some of his wildlife friends.