Education/Schools

Nature Explore Workshops Coming to Columbus, Ohio in April

January 15, 2014 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsParks and LandStatewide

Indianola Children’s Center (ICC) is pleased to be hosting the following workshops in Columbus, OH on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Using Your Outdoor Classroom 9AM-12PM Experience innovative techniques for using outdoor classrooms as an integral part of children’s daily learning. The Arts & Nature 1PM-4PM Discover engaging art experiences inspired by nature that help children […]

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Ohio legislation pending to make it easier for communities to access public school open spaces, tracks, etc.

October 1, 2013 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsLegislationParks and LandStatewide

Safe Places to Get Exercise  Aren’t Always Available in Every  Community–But They Could Be! We all need physical activity to be healthy. In fact, research shows that people who have parks or recreational facilities nearby get 38 percent more exercise than those who don’t have easy access. Unfortunately safe places to get physical activity aren’t […]

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Annual Ohio Conference “101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard”

August 19, 2013 kidsandnature Camps and Youth DevelopmentEducation/SchoolsParks and Land

I hope you can join us at Camp Kern for the 38th annual “101 Alternatives to the Chalkboard” educators’ conference on the first weekend of October(October 4, 5, 6). Our theme this year is: Back to Our Beginnings, the Roots of Environmental Education. The cost is $82, the cost for Saturday only is $42, discounts and […]

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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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Webinar: Is your school ready for recess?

June 13, 2013 kidsandnature Education/Schools

This is part one of a two-part Web Forum series designed to promote more physically active recess in schools. Click here for part 2. Part one is intended for school administrators, public health practitioners (e.g. school wellness coordinators), and parents who want to learn how to influence policies and practices that support the overall health […]

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Amazing! See terrible and wonderful play spaces for children.

December 5, 2012 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsParks and LandPhysical Activity

http://www.freeplaynetwork.org.uk/playlink/exhibition/index.html If you don’t have much time, skip to the tab called “Places of Woe and Places of Possibility.” PLACES for PLAY PLAYLINK and the Free Play Network have created this exhibition to illustrate some of the many imaginative ways of creating play environments. We believe that play environments should be beautiful, individually designed, should […]

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News from National C&NN Teachers Network led by Ohioan Herb Broda

October 11, 2012 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsUncategorized

Children & Nature Network News & Commentary News & Resources  Quarterly Updates from the Natural Teachers Network Share and learn from other “Natural Teachers” by joining the NTN group and adding to the discussion. We hope to see you all on C&NN Connect. [+] Join the Natural Teachers Network Every Child Needs Nature Where They […]

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Weeklong workshop in the woods for early ed (Ohio)

June 6, 2012 kidsandnature Education/SchoolsParentingStatewide

Last summer I attended Language of Nature: Reading the Earth workshop, and loved it.  Educators, naturalist and writers came together to learn more about nature and writing. The food was excellent! The group was really fun. I highly recommend it! A unique opportunity: Language of Nature: Reading the Earth 2012, a hands-on, exploratory, week-long workshop […]

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GreenSpot Kids program available to Central Ohio schools

May 24, 2012 kidsandnature Education/Schools

Mayor Michael B. Coleman recently visited first grade students at Devonshire Elementary School to release the book, GreenSpot and the Dots.  The Mayor read the story and autographed copies of the book for students.   The story features GreenSpot, a character who embarks on a journey through Columbus to discover how to care for the […]

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“Classroom that Moves” and other teacher workshops

March 27, 2012 kidsandnature Education/Schools

BHSA is hosting several workshops this spring (see below) and registration is now open for our annual coordinated school health conference. I encourage you to join us for these engaging and informative events! Health Education Assessments: The Latest & Greatest Tools will be held on April 20th in Cleveland, Ohio. How full is your toolbox? […]

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