U.S. Department of the InteriorOffice of the Secretary - U.S. Department of the Interior - www.doi.gov - Media Advisory
Date: Oct. 10, 2008
DOI Contact: Joan Moody

Cabinet Members and Other Leaders Launch
"Get Outdoors, It's Yours" Campaign
To Help Children Discover Nature

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer and Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Don T. Riley will join leaders of the National Recreation and Park Association to launch a “Get Outdoors, It’s Yours” campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 14. During the NRPA Congress and Exposition in Baltimore, the federal leaders will announce the campaign to get children connected to nature on behalf of eight federal bureaus and agencies. NRPA and other nonprofit organizations will sign a pledge of support for the effort. “Sid the Science Kid” from PBS will help launch “Get Outdoors, It’s Yours.”

Who: Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior
Ed Schafer, Secretary of Agriculture
Maj. Gen. Don T. Riley, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lyle Laverty, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildife and Parks
Lois Finkelman, Chair, Board of Trustees, NRPA
Barbara Tulipane, CEO, NRPA
“Sid the Science Kid” from the new PBS program
What: Launch of “Get Outdoors, It’s Yours,” a program to encourage children to connect with nature in coordination with eight bureaus and agencies with responsibility for federal lands, water and recreation.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, 5:25 p.m
Where: Hilton Baltimore
Holiday Ballroom
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(next to convention center)


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