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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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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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