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Nature and Outdoors Leaders: Simon Kenton Council Hosting Summit on Outdoor Programs with Partners

April 11, 2014 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsParks and Land

My name is Nancy Peto and I am a volunteer for the Simon Kenton Council. Specifically, I chair the Activities Committee. Our Council has always been Conservation minded and still is involved at the unit level across central and southern Ohio plus several counties in Kentucky. We are hosting a summit with our central Ohio [...]

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Apply Now for Natural Leaders 2014 Training Camp

April 11, 2014 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsParks and LandPhysical Activity

We are very excited to announce the opening of the application process for the 2014 Natural Leaders Network Legacy Camp. Children & Nature Network’s Natural Leaders Network is looking for dynamic and diverse young leaders (ages 18 – 29) who are committed to connecting others in their community to the natural world. Applicants who are [...]

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Let’s GO Event at Franklin Park in Columbus: Invitation and Volunteers needed

April 9, 2014 kidsandnature LNCI Events

Let’s G.O.! is a youth-inspired, youth-led Children & Nature Network initiative to rally people of all ages to Play, Serve, and Celebrate outside. Last year over 300,000 people participated in Let’s G.O.! You are the change makers and the inspiration for this, so don’t be a stranger and Let’s G.O.! Get Outside!!! WHAT:Health & Wellness workshops, Games, [...]

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Columbus OH: Time to Vote for Art Bike Racks

April 9, 2014 kidsandnature LegislationLNCI EventsPhysical Activity

Dear Community Recreation Members, Some of you may recall hearing the exciting news last June that eight recreation facilities had been selected to participate in the City’s Pilot Public Art Bike Rack Program. The program was initiated by the Columbus Art Commission (CAC) in partnership with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD). The art [...]

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Attract Monarch Butterflies and Wildlife by Creating a NWF-Backyard Certified Habitat

April 9, 2014 kidsandnature LNCI EventsParks and Land

APRIL 10, 2014 – “Attract Butterflies, Songbirds & Bees through Backyard Conservation” (Attract Monarch Butterflies and Wildlife by  Create a Certified Backyard Habitat NOW!) Habitat Ambassador Barbara Kay Velez Barbosa City Folk’s Farm Shop - 4760 N High St · Columbus, OH   http://www.cityfolksfarmshop.com/calendar/   Description:The presentation will cover the four basic elements needed to become a NWF Certified Wildlife [...]

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Longtime LNCI Member’s Butterfly and Nature Information

April 7, 2014 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsLNCI EventsParks and LandUncategorized

Judith Levicoff, one of the first members of The Leave No Child Inside Central Ohio Collaborative, would like to share some links about her work connecting people with nature. She works with schools, nursing homes, and other community centers to heal and inspire with nature. She also has an extensive curriculum involving monarch migration. For [...]

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Hiking Day at Camp Oty’Okwa

March 28, 2014 kidsandnature LNCI EventsParks and LandPhysical Activity

Explore a Hidden Gem on April 13, 2014 at 3pm. Take a guided hike to Split Rocks in the Hocking Hills!  This natural playground is full of small caves, passageways and crevices, rarely seen by the public.  Some uphill and downhill hiking will be required.  This is a free event and great for families; be sure [...]

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A Warm Welcome to New Member, Barbara Velez Barbosa!

March 17, 2014 kidsandnature Uncategorized

Barbara is Environmental Education Specialist with a degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as an ODE Teaching Certificate for Pre-Kindergarten to Third Grade. She is a Certified Habitat Ambassador for the National Wildlife Federation and a Certified Facilitator for: ODR Project WET & Healthy Water, Healthy People, Project Learning Tree, and Project WILD. She is recognized [...]

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Nature Groups and Educators – Call for Exhibitors at Play Date in the Park

March 17, 2014 kidsandnature LNCI EventsParentingParks and LandPhysical Activity

Play Date in the Park will be held Saturday, June 21 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Highbanks Metro Park. Our goal is to promote healthy and fun family living and we are planning to highlight the many ways people can connect with nature and improve their health. Play Date Information Letter

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“Planting Seeds of Hope” Event

March 17, 2014 kidsandnature LNCI Events

When: April 17, 2014 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Mulberry Community Center – 260 Mulberry Avenue Pomeroy, Ohio 45769 Guest Speakers: Deborah Perryman (Keynote Speaker): “Misunderstood Critters” Brigid Trimble: “Moving Youth to Action” Susan Vonder Haar: “Empowering Children to be Stewards of the Earth” Jenny Richards: “Bringing Children to the Forest” Julia Liljegren: “Connecting Kids with Wildlife & Habitat” [...]

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