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EcoWeekend Ohio now registering attendees for 43rd year…

February 24, 2015 kidsandnature ParentingParks and LandPhysical ActivityStatewide

Join us for our 43rd year of Columbus Audubon’s EcoWeekend. We are offering a choice of 48 programs for adults and families, as well as a Saturday Youth Program, at Camp Oty’Okwa in the Hocking Hills! Programs will include birding by ear, stream discovery, astronomy, geocaching, and great nature walks on Camp Oty-Okwa’s beautiful trails. […]

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New LNCI 2015 Calendar! Year of Light!

February 24, 2015 kidsandnature LNCI EventsStatewide

NW Ohio Leave No Child Inside, again, is featuring a new LNCI monthly calendar for 2015 promoting Happier! Healthier! Smarter!  monthly themes, weekly priorities, and daily events that specifically zero in on celebrating Nature in the Out-of-doors, a Healthy Life Style, Family activities ‘n Fun for Children. This year the over-all theme is The International Year of […]

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Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside Summit

February 9, 2015 kidsandnature Uncategorized

The Ohio LNCI community is invited to attend the 4th Annual MVLNCI Summit on Saturday, February 21, at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark  11:30 –  4:30 PM.  Participants will discover how they can help the Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside Collaborative efforts to connect kids to nature making our regions children healthier, happier and smarter. Our flyer […]

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Apply Now for Educational Grants: Free Trees and/or Funding for Outdoor Classrooms

January 21, 2015 kidsandnature Funding

Plan a spring or fall youth educational tree planting event with a minimum of 100 bare-root trees. Teach children and youth the value of trees and apply for free trees http://www.nwf.org/trees-for-wildlife.aspx from National Wildlife Federation at least 3 months before your event. Apply for Wild School Site Grants http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/portals/wildlife/pdfs/education/dnr%209009,%20wss%20grant.pdf from January 1 to May 31. […]

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Welcome New Member Olivia Aguilar

January 8, 2015 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Olivia Aguilar Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies aguilaro@denison.edu As an environmental studies professor, my specialization is in environmental education. I am not from Ohio and am always interested in learning what others in Ohio are doing to encourage connecting youth to their environment. I am always looking for informal or non-formal environmental clubs that are […]

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Welcome New Member Becca Zak

November 17, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Becca Zak Cleveland Metroparks Outdoor Recreation Specialist rebeccamayjocelynz@gmail.com As a life-long student and steward, I wish to live in harmony with my world; to make as big an intellectual impact as possible, while minimizing my ecological path of destruction. I act as an advocate for rekindling humanity’s relationship with Mother Nature. Working as a researcher […]

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Folk “concert-conversation” with Joanie Calem

November 7, 2014 kidsandnature BlogrollUncategorized

An event from our member Joanie Calem: Children with special needs seem to do better when they are outside in nature, away from the noises of modern households and buildings.  My new CD “But First Do No Harm” addresses some of these experiences. I am leading a “concert-conversation” for parents and community members as a fundraiser for Simply Living […]

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Welcome New Member Olentangy Paddle!

September 9, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Lisa Daris grew up in the aftermath of the infamous burning of the Cuyahoga River and spent her childhood summers exploring the banks of this river in Kent, Ohio. The river’s history of catching fire, due to the industrial debris floating in it, launched Cleveland into poster-child status for what urban environmental neglect and abuse […]

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Free birdfeeders for classrooms

September 4, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Hi fellow bird educators,   Thanks to a renewal of our Pennington Wild Bird Feed sponsorship, we’re aiming to distribute window bird feeders to 10,000 teachers and are offering 25 teachers schoolyard habitat improvement grants. We also have binoculars to give away thanks to a donation from Celestron. I hope you can share this news […]

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Nature Scoop – Central Ohio email news about backyard and school habitats

July 22, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Keep in the loop with Nature Scoop: This monthly, educational e-newsletter describes small steps you and your students can take to help native butterflies, songbirds, bees, hummingbirds, plants and our environment. It includes timely tips for your schoolyard or home, nature educational events, articles and more. It is written by National Wildlife Federation Habitat Ambassador […]

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