LNCI member Mark Young, our liaison to the state and local parks and recreation scene, has the following to share:
At National Recreation and Parks Association’s 2013 Congress, there are some really good sessions focusing on kids and nature:
Walk with a Doc founder Dr. David Sabgir will be presenting a session Tuesday afternoon at the NRPA Congress. WWAD, which started in 2005 at Highbanks Metro Park, has expanded to 33 states and three countries. Columbus Recreation and Parks is now hosting WWAD at four geographically convenient parks.
The 10 Million Kids Outdoors initiative, co-sponsored by national Wildlife Federation and National Recreation and Park Association: The three-year campaign to get 10 million more kids outdoors just completed its first year. Thus far 600 park and recreation districts/agencies across the country have joined the effort, including 35 from Ohio.