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Annual 101 Conference at YMCA Camp Kern Oct. 4 (optional overnight)

September 24, 2014 allisonshaw Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsPhysical ActivityStatewide

We have a new format this year for the annual 101 Conference at YMCA Camp Kern! Saturday only with an option of a free overnight and Sunday morning activities. All for the low low cost of $30! This is a great conference for those who are new in their field all the way to those […]

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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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What can Ohio learn from Florida? (Environmental Ed Lessons Learned seminar)

July 18, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

This environmental education webinar originates from the Florida EPA and they focus on Florida’s ELP, but the lessons are to be shared with others pursuing similar work. Read more here!

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Shared Use of Public Facilities in Ohio can help Promote Play and Fitness

July 16, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Did you know that Ohioans aren’t getting the regular exercise they need? There’s no magic bullet, but we know that small changes can make a difference. So, how do we get Ohioans out and active? We make the healthy choice, the easy choice!As you know, schools offer a variety of safe and cost-effective recreational facilities, […]

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Meet new member: Tim Daniel

July 11, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Tim Daniel is the Executive Director at Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors. Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors, Inc. is an outdoor environmental education organization located in rural Richland county near Butler, Ohio. Mohican School’s program enriches all phases of the elementary and middle school curriculum, meeting content standards in all areas. The Mohican Outdoor School experience is interdisciplinary with […]

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Camping Organization in Columbus Seeks New Executive Director

June 6, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

As mentioned in our last newsletter, Lindsey Christ will be leaving at the end of August after nearly 3 years with the organization.  The Board is eager to find her replacement before she leaves in August.  The job description is available on this website.   Please help us circulate this job announcement so we can find the best […]

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Shared Use of Community Facilities for Healthier Communities in Central Ohio – Tune in!

May 30, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

What is Shared Use, and How Can it Open Doors to Better Community Health? Free Webinar! on Friday, June 20, 10-11:30 am, EST Register here Shared use, sometimes called joint or community use, can help Ohioans get active and lead healthier lives by providing physical activity, recreation and community opportunities close to home in a […]

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Why You Should Take Your Work Outdoors

May 23, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Getting outdoors can do great things for your health. Reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and improving immune function are among nature’s health benefits. That’s as true for adults as it is for kids. Which is why you should take your work outdoors whenever possible. Read more here.

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