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Kid’s may not be getting enough exercise this summer

May 25, 2015 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/Schools

With the summer upon us, parents should take extra caution with their childrens’ screen time with technology. Recent studies from American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP) have shown that kids these days are interacting with technology as many as seven hours a day. Pawlowski talks about the dangers presented with increased use of technology with no supplemented […]

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A family plans to visit all 59 national parks within one year!

May 21, 2015 kidsandnature Uncategorized

A family in Tacoma plans to take advantage of Obama’s new initiative to increase American children’s access to national parks by visiting all 59 parks in one year. Obama’s initiative aims for every fourth grader to gain access to the national parks. For more information on this awesome adventure of a lifetime see the related […]

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Let’s G.O. event in Columbus!

April 7, 2015 kidsandnature BlogrollLNCI Events

Let’s G.O.! (Get Outside) Join us at Far East Rec. Center, located at 1826 Lattimer Dr. Columbus, OH 43227. Enjoy games, nature hikes, outdoor recreation, wildlife, and more! This FREE event takes place Saturday April 18th from 1-4pm rain or shine. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Even Coordinator Nicole Jackson 614-893-0455 nicolejackson14@yahoo.com Let’s […]

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EECO Conference — still time to register

April 2, 2015 kidsandnature Blogroll

The EECO annual conference early bird registration has been extended until April 6, 2015. Do you know someone who needs college credit, CEU’s or Registered Sanitarian Credits?  Please pass along our conference information!  We offer all of the above plus amazing keynote speakers, wonderful workshops, fabulous field trips, spectacular sessions and noteworthy networking!  Go to https://eeco.wildapricot.org/events/ to learn more […]

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New Resources for Project Learning Tree

March 31, 2015 kidsandnature Blogroll

New Project Learning Tree – Ohio posters “Ohio Forests: A Rich & Bountiful Land.” The link below connects to ODNR’s webpages regarding the posters. A set of both is available at no cost upon request and availability. http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/plt-ohioforests PLT and the Division of Forestry also has available an Ohio Tree ID booklet that is great […]

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Education Workshop at Vinton State Forest

March 31, 2015 kidsandnature BlogrollLNCI Events

Upcoming education PreK-12 workshop on June 16 & 17 at the newest state forest, Vinton State Forest near McArthur in Vinton Co. Registration just opened and it typically fills up quickly. See the links below for a sign up sheet and an agenda. https://s3.amazonaws.com/prod_object_assets/assets/30538853977527/2015_Teacher_Field_Day_Agenda.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI7NUHQYARXR2GGCQ&Expires=1427821249&Signature=fW3RcZZa%2FwGqBd3c9VsTUq5lAfw%3D#_=_ https://s3.amazonaws.com/prod_object_assets/assets/30538853757286/2015_Field_Day_Announcement_.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI7NUHQYARXR2GGCQ&Expires=1427821222&Signature=YWfMCZiMPq%2F2xFLfx1dCms2mNPQ%3D#_=_

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Nature Explore Workshops are coming to Columbus!

March 26, 2015 kidsandnature BlogrollLNCI Events

What: Using Your Outdoor Classroom and Nature-Inspired Indoor Environments workshops When:  Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 9 a.m.– noon & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Where:  Bright Horizons at Riverside Hospital | Bright Horizons at Riverside Hospital, 835 Thomas Lane, Columbus, OH 43214 How to Register:  Sign up by March 25, 2015 to reserve your spot!Space is limited, so we invite […]

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OEEF Grant Input

March 7, 2015 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Ohio EPA is inviting comments on the annual agenda that sets funding priorities for the coming year for the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.  We propose to continue the environmental education grant program, provide statewide coordination for Project WET, and support a number of initiatives introducing Ohio students to careers in environmental science and engineering.  The […]

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EECO Conference for Environmental Education

March 7, 2015 kidsandnature Education/Schools

48th EECO Annual Conference: “Riding on the Wave of Environmental Education” April 9-12, 2015 Maumee Bay State Park Lodge and Conference Center Full agenda and registration are available online at https://eeco.wildapricot.org.   Conference Strands Population and Climate Change • STEM and Careers • Youth Education • Funding and Philanthropy   Conference Highlights Keynote Speakers: Kristin […]

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Help save Monarchs, get a free Garden Kit and enter to win a trip for four to Walt Disney World!

March 7, 2015 kidsandnature Uncategorized

National Wildlife Federation is giving away 10,000 Butterfly Hero Garden Kits http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-by-Topic/Wildlife/2015/02-25-15-Be-a-Butterfly-Hero-Submit-a-Photo-and-Help-Save-the-Monarch-Butterfly.aspx to kids and their families between now and May 15th. To be a Butterfly Hero and receive your free Kit, take the Pledge to Help Monarchs http://www.nwf.org/Butterfly-Heroes/Pledge.aspx and upload your photo with the universal butterfly sign as shown. Your family could also win […]

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