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Celebrate International Mud Day Monday June 29!

June 26, 2015 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsNationalParentingPhysical ActivityStatewide

Join LNCI in celebrating International Mud Day! Here are some resources you can use for your event. Pass it on to camp counselors and child care centers in your sphere of influence! http://www.worldforumfoundation.org/working-groups/nature/international-mud-day/mudday-resources/  

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22-day Hiking Experience for Teens

February 21, 2014 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentNationalParks and LandPhysical Activity

In May 2013, I set out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile journey from Mexico to Canada. A knee injury booted me off the trail after 1,400 miles, but in the course of my adventure I fell in love with nature and the outdoors. I returned home and immediately searched for a way […]

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American Public Health Association adopts 17 new policy statements at Annual Meeting

December 8, 2013 kidsandnature National

New policy statements address paid sick leave, access to nature, solitary confinement and more Boston, Nov. 5, 2013 The American Public Health Association adopted 17 new policy statements at its 141st Annual Meeting in Boston covering topics ranging from social security to noise pollution to extending paid sick leave policies. Following are brief descriptions of […]

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Ohio and National News related to the movement

October 10, 2013 kidsandnature LegislationNationalParks and LandStatewide

LNCI member Mark Young, our liaison to the state and local parks and recreation scene, has the following to share: National Rec & Parks focused on LNCI At National Recreation and Parks Association’s 2013 Congress, there are some really good sessions focusing on kids and nature: #253 – Open Forum: Parks: The New Partners for […]

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Columbus doc James MacDonald, M.D. blogs about children and outdoor play

June 25, 2013 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsNationalParenting

As a pediatric sports medicine specialist, I typically spend my days ministering to the maladies of the active child or adolescent; but as a public health advocate, I worry more about the other end of the spectrum: the growing (pun intended), global pandemic of childhood underactivity and obesity. The global problem of underactivity in youth […]

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LNCI Central Ohio featured in Nationwide Children’s Hospital Podcast

June 5, 2013 kidsandnature NationalParenting

You can also download the podcast or listen on Soundcloud here.

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Apply Now for Natural Leaders 2013 Training Camp

May 24, 2013 kidsandnature National

LEGACY CAMP REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS We are very excited to announce the opening of the application process for the 2013 Natural Leaders Network Legacy Camp. Children & Nature Network’s Natural Leaders Network is looking for dynamic and strong youth leaders who are focused on getting kids outdoors and want to inspire others to make a […]

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Important: Free, effective way to promote your April events!

February 18, 2012 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsLNCI EventsNationalParentingParks and LandPhysical ActivitySpiritual and ReligiousStatewide

All, We are excited to tell you about a concrete (free!) way to receive more publicity, support and attendance for your April 2012 nature-related events and service projects. You may have heard about The Children and Nature Network 2012 Let‚s G.O.! campaign. This initiative is a nationwide effort to increase and track opportunities throughout the […]

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National Park Service call to action focuses on connecting youth with nature

October 24, 2011 kidsandnature NationalUncategorized

http://www.nps.gov/calltoaction/PDF/Directors_Call_to_Action_Report.pdf (courtesy of member Mark Young)    

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Federal legislation updates

March 19, 2011 kidsandnature LegislationNational

No Child Left Inside Act NRPA staff have met with Rep. Sarbanes (D-MD) staff and have learned that Rep. Sarbanes intends to introduce the bill in the 112th Congress. He is currently searching for a Republican co-sponsor. Rep. LoBiondo (R-NJ) was a co-sponsor of the bill in the 111th. NRPA staff met with his staff […]

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