Parenting

The New Federal Transportation Bill: What’s the Impact on Safe Routes to School?

December 18, 2015 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsParentingParks and Land

On Thursday, January 14th, from 1-2 p.m. Eastern, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership is hosting a free webinar and question and answer session: The New Federal Transportation Bill: What’s the Impact on Safe Routes to School? January 14th 1-2:00pm Eastern REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2730507756442369282 In December 2015, the U.S. Congress passed a new transportation […]

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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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August 8 Mud and Obstacle Course Race Benefits Outdoor Kids Experiences

June 26, 2015 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentParentingParks and LandPhysical Activity

Please see the poster below for more information on one of Ohio’s increasingly popular obstacle course races! Use discount code LNCI to receive $5 off your race entry!!

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EcoWeekend Ohio now registering attendees for 43rd year…

February 24, 2015 kidsandnature ParentingParks and LandPhysical ActivityStatewide

Join us for our 43rd year of Columbus Audubon’s EcoWeekend. We are offering a choice of 48 programs for adults and families, as well as a Saturday Youth Program, at Camp Oty’Okwa in the Hocking Hills! Programs will include birding by ear, stream discovery, astronomy, geocaching, and great nature walks on Camp Oty-Okwa’s beautiful trails. […]

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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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Youth Sport Safety – Early Specialization

February 15, 2014 kidsandnature ParentingPhysical Activity

What does it take to make an Olympian, or at least raise a healthy athlete? You might say natural talent, lots of practice, a large dose of parental involvement. You would be right, except for that last part. A recent study has shown “Children left to themselves in spontaneous and unstructured sport and recreational activity are […]

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“Planting Seeds of Hope” Event – April 17, 2014

January 31, 2014 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsLNCI EventsParentingParks and Land

This event will feature guest speakers: Deborah Perryman – “Misunderstood Critters” Brigid Trimble – “Moving Youth to Action” Susan VonderHaar – “Empowering Children to be Stewards of the Earth” Jenny Richards – “Bringing Children to the Forest” Julia Liljegren – “Connecting Kids with Wildlife & Habitat”   Click here to learn more about this event […]

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Conservation Projects for Youth and Families

January 27, 2014 kidsandnature ParentingParks and LandPhysical Activity

Conservation projects are a great way to engage youth in the outdoors and build a conservation ethic. We’ve compiled activities created by the Izaak Walton League and other reputable sources. -Wild Ones

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Children and Teens Forget to Make Time for Play

January 10, 2014 Site InSight Mental and Behavioral HealthParentingPhysical Activity

Children and teens are busier than ever these days. Between organized sports, music lessons, part-time jobs, and homework, its a wonder that young people have any free time at all. While society values a well-rounded and experienced young person, what are the downsides of always being on the go? Should we sign our children up […]

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Homeowners Association bans playing in street

December 23, 2013 kidsandnature LegislationParentingParks and Land

LNCI member Traci Aquara, Program Administrator, Heart of Ohio RC&D, shared this link last week. We think you will be just as surprised as we were: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/lakewood-ranch-new-rules-prohibit-children-from-playing-on-the-street

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