The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition will highlight an outdoor theme of the month.

The Delaware Children in Nature Coalition will highlight an outdoor theme of the month beginning January in an effort to encourage more Delaware children to enjoy outdoor-related activities year-round.

The Delaware Children in Nature Bill of Rights is a list of 10 outdoor rights — which will be used as themes for each month. The themes will include: “Go Outside and Play,” “Climb a Tree,” “Plant a Seed,” “Catch a Fish” and others. The theme for January corresponds with the beginning of the 10-month initiative, “Go Outside and Play.”

Events and themes will be announced on the Delaware Children in Nature Facebook page and the Children in Nature Twitter page, @DelawareCIN. The initiative will continue until October, which is Children in Nature Month. A list of themes and their corresponding months can be found at delawareCIN.org.

The Children in Nature Coalition began as a partnership between DNREC, the Department of Education and Nemours Health and Wellness. DNREC is an active member in the coalition. The coalition welcomes the community, businesses and other organizations to participate in the statewide initiative to get children outdoors and in nature.

Organizations or groups that have existing programs that connect with healthy outdoor activity and getting outside or an educational program involving Children in Nature, can learn more about joining the coalition by calling 893-2413 or emailing angel.burns@state.de.us.