Cope Environmental Center is organizing an outdoor challenge to encourage kids and adults to limit their screen time and possibly win a prize.

The challenge starts March 25 and ends June 14.

After registering, participants can count their time outdoors from any location, including Cope at 1730 Airport Road in Centerville. It’s designed for all levels of activity outside.

Everyone is encouraged to set a goal. The recommendation for adults is 2 1/2 hours per week and children 3 1/2 hours per week.

Each week, participants who log minutes will be entered into a prize drawing.

Children who want to be involved in tracking their minutes can pick up a form during Cope’s regular business hours.

There’s no cost to be part of the challenge, but an online fundraising platform is available for those who want to support Cope’s environmental education and maintaining its trails and grounds.

Those who enjoy birds can get outside and count birds during Cope’s upcoming Birdathon fundraiser from May 3-19.

Support for the event comes from United Way of Whitewater Valley.

For more information, see or call 765-855-3188.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 20 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.