Monthly Survival Classes

January 13, 2017 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Primitive Skills are a wonderful way to reconnect with the outdoors.  Too often we walk through the woods and separate from it.  You can find the baseline of the woods and learn how to sink into it by increasing your awareness skills.  Primitive skills remind us that our very existence is connected to the earth […]

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Plan Tree Planting

January 2, 2017 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

The National Wildlife Federation is offering free trees to groups who plan a spring tree planting or giveaway event, teaching children and youth the value of trees. More trees in your community provide a better habitat for wildlife.  You can order a minimum of 100 bare root trees for the event before February 10, 2017. Simply […]

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Kids Getting into Nature Film on Blu-Ray/DVD

December 8, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

We thought you might be interested to know that the hit film from the CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JOJO (and his annoying sister Avila) <http://www.incrediblejojo.com/>” is now available on DVD/Blu-Ray. It’s the story about a six-year-old and his baby sister who must leave their electronics behind, as they go on an […]

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Wild Ones Program in October

August 29, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Wild Ones National has their Seeds for Education $500.00 Grant application is on line, deadline is October 15, 2016. http://www.wildones.org/seeds-for-education/sfe/ Teachers and students across the US are expanding learning opportunities by enhancing their schoolyards with butterfly gardens, nature trails, prairies, woodland wildflower preserves, and similar projects. These projects enrich the learning environment and provide aesthetic and environmental […]

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Alice on WOSU

August 24, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Alice Foeller, CEO of SiteInsight was recently a guest on WOSU. She spoke alongside Tim Mahoney, Director of Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks. The program is called All Sides With Ann Fisher and can be viewed in full length below. http://radio.wosu.org/post/getting-kids-out-nature  

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Registration is Now Open!

August 24, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

On behalf of the 2016 Health Educators’ Institute planning committee, I am happy to announce registration is NOW OPEN for the 2016 Health Educators’ Institute (HEI) hosted by the Ohio Society for Public Health Education (OSOPHE)! This year’s conference will be held October 20-21 at Mohican State Park Lodge & Conference Center. See attached registration brochure for more information. Click here to register online. […]

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Free certification?

August 15, 2016 Kids and Nature Blogroll

Good news! National Wildlife Federation’s wildlife habitat certification is now free for schoolyards. Read how to create a schoolyard habitat at National Wildlife Federation http://nwf.org/Garden-For-Wildlife/Create/Schoolyards.aspx. There is now a unique sign for schoolyards http://www.shopnwf.org/2780-SYHSIGN-Classic-Certified-Schoolyard-Habitat-Sign.pro which is larger and more appropriate than the regular certification sign http://www.shopnwf.org/2780-NWF844-New-Certified-Wildlife-Habitat-Sign.pro.

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Wild School Site Grants!

August 9, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Connect children with nature by having them experience the joy of creating and maintaining a wildlife habitat at school. Starting September 1, Wild School Site Grants http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/portals/wildlife/pdfs/education/dnr%209009,%20wss%20grant.pdf are available for schools or teaching organizations to start a wildlife habitat or outdoor classroom from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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Free Native Trees for Fall Events!

August 9, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Plan a fall native tree planting event teaching children and youth the value of trees. Order a minimum of 100 bare root trees for the planting and also to giveaway for free to attendees to take home and plant. Complete and submit the application for free trees http://www.nwf.org/trees-for-wildlife.aspx from National Wildlife Federation at least three […]

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An Exciting Announcement Coming Soon

May 24, 2016 Kids and Nature Uncategorized

Dear Friends:   Pleae join Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior David Jayo and President and CEO of the YMCA of Central Ohio Stephen Ives for an exciting announcement to further The Department of the Interior’s vision to increase connections to public lands and more than triple the number […]

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