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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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Help the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department!

January 20, 2014 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentFundingParks and LandPhysical Activity

Help your Columbus Recreation and Parks Department grow for the future! We are putting a Master Plan together to lead us into the future. You can help shape the department by taking a survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013RecParksMP

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Update on LNCI-related federal legislation

April 7, 2012 kidsandnature FundingLegislationUncategorized

On March 28 parks and recreation 250 parks and recreation professionals and citizen advocates from across the country ascended on Capitol Hill to meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives to discuss issues important to the seniors, adults and children in our communities. The Ohio Parks and Recreation Association, an affiliate of the National Recreation and Park […]

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Support Environmental Education

March 16, 2011 kidsandnature FundingLegislationNational

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to request that your organization sign-on to two important letters to Congress in support of funding for environmental education at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). At a time when Congress is considering drastic reductions in federal spending, it is critical that we […]

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SRAM Cycling Fund grants $175,000 to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership in 2011

February 5, 2011 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsFundingNationalPhysical Activity

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL SRAM Cycling Fund grants $175,000 to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership in 2011 The Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) is excited to announce a recent grant of $175,000 from the SRAM Cycling Fund to help get more children bicycling to and from schools and in daily […]

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Announcement: Brown Bag Lunch Meeting (LNCI) in Central Ohio Jan. 19 at noon

January 7, 2010 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsFundingLegislationLNCI EventsMental and Behavioral HealthNationalOctober Action ItemsParentingParks and LandPhysical ActivityStatewideUncategorized

The Leave No Child INSIDE Central Ohio Collaborative invites you to a meeting! Please come and hear updates from all the teams that formed last fall! They have been working very hard and are eager to share their progress. When: Tuesday Jan. 19 NOON – 1 p.m. Where: Westerville Public Library Cost: Free Important: Bring […]

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Notes from the Spring all-Ohio Summit Planning Team

October 1, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsFundingLegislationLNCI EventsOctober Action ItemsParks and LandPhysical ActivitySpiritual and ReligiousStatewide

This team was formed at the Leadership Retreat to assist in planning and organizing a spring Leave No Child Inside Summit for the entire state. This would be the first official statewide event for Leave No Child Inside in Ohio. LNCI Summit 2010 When: Spring 2010, date TBA • Possibilities include tying with Earth Day […]

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30 New EPA Research Fellowships of $46,500 Each Available

September 22, 2009 kidsandnature Funding

The EPA is making available 30 grants of $46,500 each to enhance and support quality environmental education for undergraduates. The hope is that this assistance will encourage more students to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level and pursue careers in environmentally related fields. Eligibility: Students at an accredited college or university. Deadline is Dec. […]

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Grants available for helping children walk or bike to school

September 14, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsFundingParks and LandPhysical ActivityStatewide

Ohio SRTS Funding Available: By encouraging and enabling children to use active transportation, communities can cut costs, offer healthy options and improve the area surrounding the school. As part of Governor Strickland’s ongoing commitment to transportation safety, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is beginning a new application cycle for its widely-recognized Safe Routes to […]

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What happened at the meeting at Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Office?

May 29, 2009 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsFundingLegislationNationalParks and LandStatewide

Last month, Jenny Morgan, Alice Hohl and Mark Young (Ohio Parks and Recreation Assoc.) met with Sen. Sherrod Brown asking him to support and possibly co-sponsor the No Child Left Inside legislation, which will fund Environmental Education through a federal grant program. (It will eventually become part of federal schools funding, and be brought into […]

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