Alice on WOSU

August 24, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Alice Foeller, CEO of SiteInsight was recently a guest on WOSU. She spoke alongside Tim Mahoney, Director of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks. The program is called All Sides With Ann Fisher and can be viewed in full length below.

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Registration is Now Open!

August 24, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

On behalf of the 2016 Health Educators’ Institute planning committee, I am happy to announce registration is NOW OPEN for the 2016 Health Educators’ Institute (HEI) hosted by the Ohio Society for Public Health Education (OSOPHE)! This year’s conference will be held October 20-21 at Mohican State Park Lodge & Conference Center. See attached registration brochure for more information. Click here to register online. […]

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Free certification?

August 15, 2016 Kids and Nature Blogroll

Good news! National Wildlife Federation’s wildlife habitat certification is now free for schoolyards. Read how to create a schoolyard habitat at National Wildlife Federation http://nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife/Create/Schoolyards.aspx. There is now a unique sign for schoolyards http://www.shopnwf.org/2780-SYHSIGN-Classic-Certified-Schoolyard-Habitat-Sign.pro which is larger and more appropriate than the regular certification sign http://www.shopnwf.org/2780-NWF844-New-Certified-Wildlife-Habitat-Sign.pro.

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Wild School Site Grants!

August 9, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Connect children with nature by having them experience the joy of creating and maintaining a wildlife habitat at school. Starting September 1, Wild School Site Grants http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/portals/wildlife/pdfs/education/dnr%209009,%20wss%20grant.pdf are available for schools or teaching organizations to start a wildlife habitat or outdoor classroom from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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Free Native Trees for Fall Events!

August 9, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Plan a fall native tree planting event teaching children and youth the value of trees. Order a minimum of 100 bare root trees for the planting and also to giveaway for free to attendees to take home and plant. Complete and submit the application for free trees http://www.nwf.org/trees-for-wildlife.aspx from National Wildlife Federation at least three […]

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An Exciting Announcement Coming Soon

May 24, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Dear Friends:   Pleae join Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior David Jayo and President and CEO of the YMCA of Central Ohio Stephen Ives for an exciting announcement to further The Department of the Interior’s vision to increase connections to public lands and more than triple the number […]

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‘Willowscaping’ – Creating Structures from Living Willow

April 7, 2016 kidsandnature Uncategorized

When: Tuesday, April 19 and Saturday, April 23, 2016; 9 am-3 pm Do a good deed AND learn a new valuable new skill!  Be an extra pair of hands for the Basket Farmer, Howard Peller, as he constructs domed living willow huts in the natural outdoor play environments at two Early Childhood centers in Columbus.  Howard will be planting […]

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New TREE and WET Combined Facilitator Workshop April 20-21

March 22, 2016 kidsandnature Uncategorized

All are welcome to come join the workshop presented at Shawnee Lodge and Conference Center in West Portsmouth, Ohio. Space is limited, so be sure to register before April 13th. See the attached flyer for more information on this great opportunity!  

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Miami Valley LNCI Summit March 12!

March 10, 2016 kidsandnature Uncategorized

We have three tracks happening on our Summit Day March 12, 2016. The first two have supporting flyers. The Green Schoolyard Workshop for adults starts at 8 AM with separate presentations until 11 AM.  Workshop focus in on steps schools take to add habitat and gardens to the school grounds for easy student access to […]

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Free “Learn Your Park Cbus” event April 30

March 10, 2016 kidsandnature Uncategorized

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