Be Outside, Idaho

Be Outside, Idaho is a coalition of over 100 diverse organizations that collaborate and share resources to help address ‘nature deficit disorder’ and connect Idaho’s youth to the outdoors. Our partners include representatives from: state and federal public lands managers, wildlife managers, healthcare providers, educators, city parks and recreation departments, nonprofit organizations, elected officials, individuals and others. Be Outside Idaho provides resources and opportunities to Idahoans that promote youth activity and outdoor time.
In 2011, BOI partners launched a signature April event that is spreading across the state—Unplug and Be Outside Week. This campaign offers opportunities for youth and families to connect with outdoor and educational resources in their own communities—to develop awareness of their own ‘screen time’ and take a break from it to connect with local parks, hiking trails, nature education and other resources in their community.

Mission: Connecting children with nature in Idaho, from backyards to mountaintops.


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