Ginny Yurich is a Michigan-based mother of five and the founder of 1000 Hours Outside, a challenge for families to match nature time with screen time over the course of a year. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in education, both from the University of Michigan, and is a thought-leader in the benefits of nature-based play for children. One of her top priorities is to inspire parents to spend time in nature with their children. Her 1000 Hours Outside Challenge spans the globe, and many people from all walks of life look to her for inspiration as well as practical tips on how to put down the screens and get outside. Ginny is also a children’s book author and illustrator. Her book, The Little Farmhouse in West Virginia, was published in 2019.