Discover The Forest Giveaway

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Discover The Forest Giveaway

Discover The Forest Giveaway

Welcome to the Discover the Forest giveaway where one winner will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! 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

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Winner will Win a $100 Amazon Giftcard!

  • Giveaway begins September 30th, 2015 at 12:01am EST and ends October 13th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST
  • Open to US residents age 18 and older.
  • Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email.
  • See Giveaway Tools widget below for full terms & conditions.

Disclosure: Bloggin’ Mamas is hosting this giveaway and coordinating prize fulfillment. Element Associates, The Ad Council and the US Forest Service are in no way responsible for the giveaway, and only provided the above content to be distributed in the form of a PSA.

Discover The Forest Giveaway

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

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  1. We don’t have a forest near by, however, across street there is a park that has one tree from every state. It is beautiful over there. There is also bench and a pond over there. A lot of people go there to take family pictures. Yes my kids and some of my grand children have been over there.

  2. Yes, we live a couple of miles from Cascade Falls, and I take the kids there often, to walk, play in the trees (and water) and to picnic.

  3. We have a state park not to far away from us, but I’m not sure it’s considered a forest! We try to go when it’s not too hot and spend time climbing the canopy walkway!

  4. We have lots of forests nearby and we explore them frequently! We also have tons of trees/wooded areas around our house that we can explore on a daily basis.

  5. We live in Kansas, so there are no forests nearby. We made a trip to Wisconsin this year,. where there are lots of forests, and we explored like crazy!

  6. We don’t have an actual “forest”, but we live in rural Texas, and there’s plenty of country around here with lots of woods. I don’t think I could ever live in a city away from my trees, hills and fields!

  7. We don’t have a forest we do have a game preserve that we go hiking in all the time and we love camping in national parks

  8. We have Fontenelle Forest near us. It’s a maintained area within the city. I haven’t been there but my grandchildren have hiked there.

  9. We have great wooded parks and nature trails where we live now. We also enjoy vacationing in the blue ridge mountains so my daughter gets to explore the forests often!

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