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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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The Charlotte Observer’s Summer Camp Fund Helps Give Kids a Hefty Dose of Vitamin N, as in Nature

May 23, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

A study soon to be released by the University of Illinois, tracked test results for children in more than 500 schools in the Chicago area. It found that the single greatest factor behind improved scores was the exposure of children to nature. Read more here.

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Central Ohio Teachers: Workshops for PE and Content Area Teachers K-12

May 23, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Metro Parks are hosting three great summer workshops with Ashland credit available: 2014 Nature Not Just for Science Flyer and 2014 Physical Education Flyer Workshop Registration Form Read more here.

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7 Summer Supercamps You’ll Wish Were Around When You Were a Kid

May 23, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Some camps go beyond color wars and sing-alongs to solve our nation’s problems and help underserved populations. NationSwell has compiled a list of seven camps that are going above and beyond to make a difference in kids’ lives. Read more here.

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