Let’s Jump! With NatGeo and Michelle Obama!

Join National Geographic and First Lady Michelle Obama this October 11-12 to help break the Guinness World record for the most people doing jumping jacks. All it takes is one minute of your best jumping-jacks to be a part of history!

We need more than 20,000 people around the world to participate if we are going to jump into a new record. So, gather your friends, sports teams, after school groups, or even the entire school and get ready to jump-for-joy! Once you find your group of jubilant jumpers, visit the organize an event section of the Let’s Jump! website to learn more about the rules for proper documentation of your event or to make it open to your surrounding community.  If hosting is not your thing, no problem! You can find an event to join in your area.

Let’s Jump! is one way that National Geographic is helping improve health and wellness education for youth and expand community involvement in this important initiative. It is also a great way to show your support for Let’s Move, an initiative started by First Lady Michelle Obama to combat childhood obesity. Let’s Move works to provide healthier food in schools, higher-quality health education, and increased physical education, by empowering parents and giving children a healthier start. At National Geographic we tip our hats and tighten our shoelaces to “America’s Movement to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids.” Let’s Jump!

Jumping will be tabulated between 3 p.m. ET October 11, 2011, and 3 p.m. ET October 12, 2011. Jumping must be timed, witnessed, and properly documented to be accepted–read the frequently asked questions for more details. Good luck!

As always, we want to hear from you–send your event stories, photos, videos, questions, or comments to NatGeoEd@ngs.org

–Julia from My Wonderful World

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